Paul Frost- Volunteer & Service user at Better Pathways
Paul has been attending a range of the volunteering workshops and social enterprises within Better Pathways for over 4 years. He is now based at Better Assembly services in our main Digbeth site which offers a social environement for people and works with packaging solutions.
“I like coming here as it is a good friendly environment, it has given me the chance to make a group of friends and people are very welcoming like one big family. It gives me a motive to do something and it helps with many different things such as depression, anxiety and building confidence. I enjoy myself in this environment and it gives structured routine for my life and this keeps me going. Through Better Pathways I have had the opportunity to meet new people which I wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise.
All the management are helpful and make it a better place to attend. They make it easy to talk to them about any problems and support you all the way. I have learnt many skills here from all the training I have completed and everyday is different. The family environment in Better Pathways has brought enjoyment in my heart.
This is something good for me and other people should consider coming here if they are experiencing from mental health, this is a place for them which they could benefit from as I have.”
Quote from Paul- The only person that can change you is yourself.
Farewell to Andrew!
Andrew, who has been using Better Pathways services for over a year and half is now moving forward with his journey!
It is such an achievement to see Andrew being able to change his life with confidence. First starting with us he was scared and worried, but he grew a social circle of friends through Better Pathways and this helped him. Over his time here, Andrew has learnt many skills, made a group of friends and built his self-confidence so he can now start a college course which he wants to do.
‘When I was in hospital I was placed at Better Pathways. Whilst I have been here I have been able to move forward in life. I am now starting a new chapter of my life at Bournville college doing an Independent Living Skills Course. The skills I learnt at Better Pathways will help me in college and beyond. I will come back and visit to volunteer during holidays. I am very thankful to all the staff and everyone part of Better Pathways.’
We love to hear when people use our services and can turn their lives around, as we are here to help and support them. We all wish Andrew the very best of luck with his future!