You can change young lives

by The Princes Trust
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You can change young lives
You can change young lives
You can change young lives
You can change young lives
You can change young lives
Jan 7, 2020

Help Young People Live, Learn and Earn

With your support we can help many more young people like Amy build their confidence to live, learn and earn.

Amy decided to make some positive changes in her life and knew that she needed to start engaging with the outside world. She went to her local Jobcentre, where they recommended contacting The Prince’s Trust.

"The way I feel about life now is completely different to before. Not only do I feel healthier and happier, I feel more resilient and enjoy being with surrounded by people as a volunteer in my local community."

"Being my mum’s carer as a teenager was tough and I felt isolated, which only got worse when she passed away. This led to self-harming and suicide attempts because I didn’t see any future for myself."

"But I knew I had to engage with the outside world if I wanted things to improve. I took part in Fairbridge which gave me the chance to make small steps of progress. I then took part in Team which really signalled the start of my improved mental health. I could feel myself becoming more confident and resilient, but it was during the Get into Health and Social Care with Keane that I realised that the skills I had learned as my mum’s carer could be used in a work environment."

"I was able to use all this in a really positive way to help others. I started working part-time but my dad suffered a major stroke, so I’ve taken time away to become his main carer. Although this has been hard, I feel better equipped to deal with the responsibility and I know that once he recovers, I’m in a much better place to get another job."

“The Prince’s Trust has helped me to develop the resilience to face life’s challenges and given me a support network I know I can always go back to. I don’t feel alone this time.”

Amy is now volunteering at her local Housing Association and is part of the young group helping to host events for the local public. This new environment is having a hugely positive impact on her life. She also won a Prince's Trust Award in Scotland in 2019.

So thank you for helping young people like Amy, you are truly amazing!

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The Princes Trust

Location: London - United Kingdom
Project Leader:
Kimberley Wilson
London, London United Kingdom
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