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.
Pentreath have opened my eyes to new and good opportunities to help me build confidence and understanding into my situation. Through one-to-one, group sessions, courses, referrals and guidance. I feel I have gained confidence to start to re-join “The Real World” by gradual public transport trips, which I can now achieve a very short distance on my own which was once unthinkable. I now have the knowledge and coping strategies to continue this progress. They have supported me to retraining courses – although this has been difficult in adult learning arena I would highly recommend Pentreath’s services to anyone with similar circumstances. Thank you Pentreath!