"I feel quite positive now. Even if I don’t get this job, I think I am coping better and there is always a chance of more work experience."
"I now feel more socially active and have feel more confident when working with other people - it is a great feeling."
"I feel much happier and it’s great that I have a reason to get up in the morning and have places to go and people to see."
"I’m confident that Progress will help me to find a job – I believe in myself a lot more than I did before."
"Progress has offered me the support I needed, both to help my getting a job, but to improve my emotional wellbeing and outlook."
'I couldn’t have done it on my own - thank you for all your help'
'From working on this programme young people definitely inspire me. Some of the young people I have worked with are so talented, funny, creative and resilient.'
'Each young person is on their own unique journey and where it’ll take you is always different and a surprise, that is part of the joy of my job.'
"You're drowning but everyone else around you is swimming. It's painful when no one understands you."
“It is good to be on a programme where the coaches understand me"
"Before joining Progress I didn’t have any confidence or any friends. I saw myself as nothing"
"Young people can be a lot more resourceful than we give them credit for and I myself feel inspired by working with some of them"
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