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Why are you involved in the advisory group at Become?

I am involved because I want to be part of something that makes positive changes happen. When I was feeling low in mood and anxious I found it really hard to go outside but attending the advisory group was a great way to start getting back out there and helped me meet like-minded individuals who make me feel welcome and value my opinion.

What do you do now?      

I currently work as a support worker within a homeless charity that used to help me when I was younger.

What’s your proudest achievement?

Being able to have a settled base and complete my education so that I could go into the third sector and make a difference.

What change would you like to see?

I would like for children and families to have more access to support with mental health services, support services and agencies that will give advice and financial training. I would like children who are in care and leaving care to be given more opportunities to widen their life skills and for this to also be taught to the general population of children so that they are more prepared for life. Finally I would like a more cohesive relationship between children at risk and services around them including liaising with advocates and local councils.

What are your hobbies and interests?

My main interests are my pets but I love reading, swimming, feeding ducks and basically most things that involve the outdoors.

What’s an interesting fact about you?

If you want to know an interesting fact about me you’ll have to join the group and find out!