Ella was referred to Good Work by her mental health practitioner at RDaSH. She was out of work and wanted support to find a role that was going to be right for her and something she could do long-term without getting burnt out.

Ella had very low self-confidence and felt lost. She had previously struggled at work and found it difficult to get her work/life balance right, which had led to being very run down both physically and mentally. She also wasn’t sure how to speak to her employer about support to stay well in work.

Ella worked with Senior Employment Specialist, Bobbie, to identify her interests and skills, which in turn boosted her confidence, knowing that she had lots of brilliant skills to offer. Ella wanted to support elderly people in a creative way and in just a few weeks of working with Bobbie, secured an interview and job offer in a local care home as an Activities Coordinator.

Ella and Bobbie had worked together to carefully prepare for the interview, alleviating any worries she had and practicing interview techniques.

Ella has started her job role and is very happy.  Bobbie and Ella still keep in regular contact to make sure all is going well. Bobbie has noticed a big difference in Ella over the three months they have worked together. Her confidence has grown, she has an amazing attitude and has great optimism for the future.

“Good work has made a massive difference to me. I can do a lot more than I originally thought I could. Being in work affects everything – I feel like I’m now making a contribution and worth something.”