Zoe began attending Konnect in February, where she was encouraged to enroll on the Life Choices course. She had wanted to try something new, and so decided to take the plunge and see where it took her, despite feeling a bit nervous to begin with.
Zoe found that through the Life Choices course she was able to identify and build on her skills, leading to a marked increase in her confidence. She was also able to work on her conversational skills, which brought her out of her shell, discovering that she was actually a people person! Life Choices also brought out Zoe’s creativity, where she was encouraged to attend a sculpting course, and gave her ideas of how she could harness that creativity to improve her job prospects.
During the six weeks, Zoe felt incredibly supported by her mentor and the team. She was comforted by knowing that if she was struggling with her mental health, she was able to ring her mentor or go for a coffee and a chat to work through her feelings. Zoe’s mentor was also on hand to assist her with paperwork for new housing and was happy to speak to the local council on her behalf.