James’s Story

My name is James, I am 30 years old and I live in Lewisham.

I was looking for work and had a clear idea of what I wanted to do as I wanted to work in catering. The idea was there but I didn’t know how to get there.

My confidence wasn’t that great, I suffered from panic attacks and had very low self-esteem before joining Work Well, who I was referred to by my doctor. There were dark moments but as they say there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

I had a clear idea of what to do from the beginning and the first session was spent with my Work Well career coach Yasmin trying to get to know me. When I got home I started working on my CV and Yasmin helped me out a bit. I called St Barnardo’s with Yasmin and I was accepted onto an Employment Academy course. Then I went for an interview with Fellowship Inn and things began to fall into place.

No matter what goes on always follow your dreams!

Career Coach: Yasmin Sharples

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