Hannah – Working it Out in Antrim

“AMH New Horizons Antrim has been very beneficial to me in a number of ways:

As a young person suffering from social anxiety and depression it can be hard to make friends and socialise. AMH has helped me with this in different ways. I have met people who have had similar life experiences and have made new friends.

AMH offer a range of different courses which are very beneficial to people who are suffering with mental health problems, such as personal success and wellbeing, stress management techniques, NVQ’s, and social cookery and many more.

I am a member of the EVOLVE group. This takes place on a Tuesday and a Friday. EVOLVE is a programme for young people aged 18-25 years.   We have completed OCN Level 2 Employability and OCN Level 2 Team Work Skills. It is not all about completing training we also go on trips out and do fun activities. We visited Coke-a Cola factory, had a day out at Belfast Christmas Market, cannoed on Lough Neagh and had trips to the cinema.  EVOLVE has helped me greatly with meeting people and making new friends around the same age group as me. I would highly recommend attending EVOLVE to anyone between the ages of 18-25.

I am also involved in the CLAG (Client Local Advisory Group) I am a lead in the CLAG which means I attend meetings with the Client Development Co-ordinator to discuss ideas and suggestions and to find ways to improve the service. I also attend regional meetings to be a voice for clients in the Antrim service. The Regional Client Advisory Group have met with the CEO of AMH and the Chairperson of AMH to discuss the wider issues of service provision for people with mental ill health in Norther Ireland.

Over-all Antrim New Horizons is a great support to me. The staff are very understanding and show an interest in all clients’ wellbeing”.

Hannah is a participant on the ESF Working it Out project.

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