The Wellbeing Choices course has really helped me feel more positive about my situation. I am more proactive now and doing things such as getting out of my wheelchair and walking with crutches in the garden. I have been on well-being programmes before and they didn’t help at all but Wellbeing Choices has really helped me on my journey towards well-being, fitness and work hopefully.

...and here is my story.
I have been out of work for two years and it has been difficult and frustrating. I have applied for about 50 jobs and had about 5 or 6 interviews. On some occasions I feel I have been discriminated against because of my disability and at other times they actually need someone who can lift things which I can’t do because of it. However, it has taken a big knock on my self-esteem.
The Wellbeing Choices course has really helped me feel more positive about my situation. At first I found some of it quite hard, especially the case studies, but I pressed through because I like the people. It is such a nice, friendly group, like a cuddly family. I felt comfortable as I felt that no-one was going to judge me. Coming to the course helps me get out of the house and also I like to finish something that I have started.
I was feeling quite low before but now I am feeling more confident and have better self-esteem. I was also thinking very negatively before, but the course has taught me how to be more positive. I am being more proactive now and have got help from the GP with issues I have suffered with. I am now also more physically active and doing things such as getting out of my wheelchair and walking with crutches in the garden.
At first I was really sceptical about Wellbeing Choices as I have had telephone counselling before and been on well-being programmes and they didn’t help at all. This course though, has really helped me on my journey towards well-being, fitness and work.
June 2016