I couldn’t see a way through but now I feel like I have got through the wall and the barriers holding me back and am ready to start again with my life.

...and here is my story
I was a supervisor at a Furniture and Garden superstore but I left my job four years ago. In part it was because office politics was becoming too much but also I lost five close family members the previous year which was horrific. I was also trying to help my brother who was an alcoholic but I lost him as well in 2013.
Since then I have been supporting other family members but I have been very low. Now I have come on the SAFE Choices course I have learnt about developing myself and about finding new skills. I couldn’t see a way through but now I feel like I have got through the wall and the barriers holding me back and am ready to start again with my life.
I have had a job ever since the age of 16 so it has been very strange for me being unemployed. I feel like I got lost along the way and I want to try and get back to where I left off and try to get back on that path and into the workplace again.
The course has taught me about skills and transferable skills, core beliefs and interview speak. It’s been quite an eye-opener. It has been nice. To sit down and be taught it gives you insight and opens up my mind and I think I can do that.
Before, when my life was up and running I had goals and the course has helped me develop those again. Life has stood still but my brother isn’t coming back and I need to get on with my own life. I am going to reflect on all that I have learnt and look back on my Choices wellbeing book. I am really appreciative of this course. Thank you.
June 2016