14 year old Emily was selected to join Milestones once a week during term time. She was referred as she suffered from anxiety and low self-esteem. Overcoming difficulties with group work and activities outside of her comfort zone, she is now one of the most confident members of the group and likes to lead group discussions. Coppicing is her favourite activity and she finds the interaction with the natural environment very therapeutic. She is now aspiring for an outdoor career and is volunteering in her school holidays.
‘Can I come out in the holidays for work experience as I’d like to do this for a job?’
'I'm enjoying getting involved with @1PlanetPioneers and I'm feeling more more positive about the future. I had a lot of support when I first came to Middlesbrough and this is my opportunity to give something back.' Read Shannon's story: https://t.co/9UMk90f9rI @TNLComFund