One of the pleasures of my job is to hear the positive stories of how people have been able to recover and turn their lives around for the better. So I want to share one of these stories with you.
Patrick (not his real name) is 23 years old and came to live in Hull and East Yorkshire Mind’s accommodation after a stay in a local mental health inpatient unit. He had been admitted informally to hospital from A&E after an attempt to end his own life. Patrick was diagnosed with depression, and after talking to hospital staff, he came to live with Hull and East Yorkshire Mind. Our staff worked closely with Patrick to help him increase his independence, sort out his benefits, build new relationships, develop an insight into his mental health and support him with his drug and alcohol use. After eight months, Patrick was eager to find longer term secure accommodation, and was offered his own property soon after. We continued to support Patrick as he moved into his new accommodation, and he has now started work and no longer needs benefits.
“Living with Hull and East Yorkshire Mind has given me the opportunity to recover. I now feel that I am ready to move on and live independently in the community”
It is really good to see the impact that our support has had on Patrick, and the other people that we support every day across Hull and East Yorkshire.
There are lots of ways we can help, both in the community and in our housing, local to where you live. We can help local people to make positive changes to their lives in order to achieve their goals.
If you feel like you need some help, get in touch on 01482 240200, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.heymind.org.uk
Chief Executive – Hull and East Yorkshire Mind