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Experiences of My Mentor

14January

Brian's Story

Posted in Experiences of My Mentor, Learners' Stories

Hi, I’m Brian and I’m from Bedfordshire. I am going to tell you about how I became NEET and how TCHC helped me get through it.

My mother had died five years earlier and was still recovering from the grief of her death. I had been living with my grandparents who had been doing their best to support me, but I was finding life really hard. I turned my back on education because I found it really useless but started to feel like I was wasting my life.

14January

Sarah's Story

Posted in Experiences of My Mentor, Learners' Stories

Hi, I’m Sarah, and I am from Norfolk. I found myself lost and lacking in confidence and the motivation to work. I had not been getting on well with my parents and started to spend more and more time at my boyfriend’s house. At this point I was referred onto the Youth Contract, a government-funded project supporting 16 and 17 year olds in the East of England.

10January

Samantha's Story

Posted in Experiences of My Mentor, Learners' Stories

Hi, I’m Samantha and I am NEET. This means that I am Not in Employment, Education or Training. I had previously been living with my mother but unfortunately we never had the best relationship. When it soured, I couldn’t take it any more so I decided to leave and move in with my partner’s parents.

10January

Emma's Story

Posted in Experiences of My Mentor, Learners' Stories

I was being bullied by five girls in the same village. They would call me names and push me about when they saw me. I was scared to leave the house because I didn’t want to bump into them.

My confidence plummeted, as I stopped going out and having fun. Eventually, this meant that I also stopped going to school, and as a result I became NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training).

10January

Liam's Story

Posted in Experiences of My Mentor, Learners' Stories

Hi, I’m Liam, I’m from Norfolk, and I have always suffered from a severe lack of confidence. My teachers did not help me enough with this at school, and a result I did very badly and ended up dropping out.

My life started slipping away, at least until I found out about the Youth Contract, a mentoring and advisory project. My girlfriend told me about it and I thought it was something which would help me get my life back on track.