Julie was referred to MPT through the Council’s financial inclusion team, suffering with severe anxiety and depression due to the loss of her husband two years ago and more recently, her Father. She wasn’t in a good place with regards to her wellbeing and was experiencing low feelings of self – esteem, confidence, motivation and had no real sense of direction or purpose.
Julie was also struggling with her day to day finances, which contributed a great deal to her increased levels of stress and depression. She wanted to get back into employment but didn’t know where to start or who to turn to for some support.
After her initial assessment with MPT, it was established that Julie needed help with rebuilding her confidence, motivation and combatting social isolation. Julie had also been out of work for a while and was worried that the gaps in employment would be an issue. After an initial meeting with her MPT mentor, an action plan was drafted and agreed to prioritise Julie’s needs according to her barriers. One to one sessions were held regularly to: encourage and provide support, help with applying for work, build and develop personal resilience and hold mock interviews to help build confidence in approaching the employment market. Julie also had a referral to the Active West Lancs Active gym/weight management programme again to help with her motivation, physical & mental health and social integration.
After being supported by MPT Julie was successful in getting a job as a customer service advisor with a local business. She also felt much more confident within herself after completing the gym and weight management program which resulted in her losing half a stone. She has continued to regularly attend the gym and through her attendance has begun to expand her social network. Julie now feels through these interventions, she is in a better position to be able to manage her mental well-being, has improved her financial situation and is beginning to enjoy her life again!