TYS to the Rescue
The TYS team worked with Leon to:
Express his feelings: Leon learned to talk openly about his emotions, which helped him understand himself better.
Explore his experiences: Leon discussed his relationships with his father and peers, identifying things that might be affecting his behaviour.
Build confidence: TYS provided emotional support and practical strategies to manage his emotions and improve his behaviour. Get healthy: Leon expressed a desire to be healthier, so TYS helped him apply for a gym/cinema card through the Princes Trust.
Voice and family: Leon found his voice and is now able to be himself around his family. This has improved his relationships at home. Acceptance: Leon came out to his father and was met with love and support.
Healthier future: Leon is now on a journey to getting healthier and enjoying outside interests with his new gym/cinema card.
Quotes: Leon: “I appreciate everything you’ve done to help me through a difficult time.”
Leon’s Dad: “Thank you for giving Leon the courage to open up. It’s made a huge difference.”
Progress and Goals: Leon’s voice: Increased from “quiet and unheard” to “strong and confident.”
Behaviour: Improved from “difficult to manage” to “more controlled and positive.”
Emotions: Learned to “better understand and express” his feelings.
Getting healthier: Motivated and taking steps towards a healthier lifestyle.
Future Steps: Leon will continue to receive support from the TYS team as needed, but he is on the road to a happier and healthier future thanks to the support received from The Junction.