Gary, ex-Navy“I sat down with my Employability consultant and made a pact then that I was going to challenge myself and beat this problem.“
Gary was moving from job to job without much direction following his medical discharge from the Royal Navy. In and out of work, he was suffering with depression, anxiety and insomnia and finding it hard to identify his pathway forward.
“I had major social issues; I was living on my own and couldn’t leave the house. I didn’t know what direction I was going with my life but I decided to get some help.”
“I sat down with [my Employability Consultant] and explained my lack of confidence and inability to speak in front of people. I felt like I was always going to be at the bottom, which was frustrating because I knew I could achieve more than that. I made a pact then that I was going to challenge myself and beat this problem.”
“The Poppy Factory helped me with my driving licence and with my anxiety, putting me on the right courses before I started employment. They sent me to an open day with Transport for London, which led to an interview and a job offer which starts on Monday!”