Success stories

William's Story

Coming out of anxiety disorder

15 years ago William was diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder and so had to stop work. He was referred to ESRA via the Job Centre’s Disability Employment Advisor soon after the death of his Father who he had been caring for through eight years of serious illness…

Loss of confidence - He had lost a great deal of confidence and his sense of self was poor. However, it was clear that, at heart, he is an outgoing and sociable man but this side of his nature has been limited by lack of social contact or meaningful activities beyond life with his parents.

Part time employment - He attended ESRA’s Moving On course, with which he engaged extremely well, making contact with people again for the first time in recent years. We also helped him to access Craft Matters to both raise further his social confidence and give him the opportunity to take part in the sort of creative activity he used to enjoy. Two weeks into the ESRA course, William obtained a part time cleaning job under Supported Permitted Work Rules.

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