Melanie was feeling very low and tearful upon coming to Myplace and was experiencing depression and anxiety. She didn’t feel like she could function all the time and didn’t feel very positive about the future. She was receiving help from the local Community Mental Health Team and the local council’s Social Prescribers, who referred her into Myplace. Melanie was unemployed and wanted to work but didn’t quite accept that she wasn’t ready to yet due to her mental health. It hurt her knowing that this was a barrier that she didn’t feel able to overcome.
Melanie felt that her anxiety around technology was a large barrier to accessing employment. When starting new jobs, Melanie would struggle to control her nerves and anxiety and this would affect her job performance. This, in turn, would then affect her confidence.
During lockdown, Melanie signed up to recieve weekly wellbeing calls from Myplace.