My outlook advisor suggested that I contact Pentreath for help and guidance.
Meeting my advisor, Olivia, for the first time, I was initially quite nervous as I didn’t know what help Pentreath could be. Olivia immediately put me at my ease, allowing me to explain my issues and problems. Over the course of several weeks she kept in regular contact, assessing my needs and offering well researched advice on job applications, training, further education and how to approach the DWP.
She introduced me to a wide number of job sites and enabled me, by giving me a soundboard for discussion and reflection and most importantly helped me to begin to review my progress positively. I was also able to attend a Mental Health Awareness course run by Emma which helped me understand about my condition.
Ultimately after working together I was successful in finding and beginning a new career, with interesting work and most importantly people who are able to empathise with me and support me.
Thank you all for your help and allowing me to achieve what I thought was impossible.
Before working with Pentreath I rarely left my house and was in a constant state of low mood. Initially I met with Adam and we went out for walks, played tennis and pool, it was the first time in years I had fun. I am more comfortable leaving the house now. Pentreath got me in touch with Cornwall Dyslexia Association and took me to a visual awareness course which was really helpful and I am doing a course with them in January. I have also started a course with C.M.T. in numeracy and a Job Skills course, although it’s hard and tiring I have attended 5 days a week 9.30 – 4 and I finally feel that I might have a future. This was made possible by Pentreath, so thanks.