Ben overcame depression and found work helping others do the same
Ben, who is now 22, was diagnosed with depression when he was 18 years old. He previously worked in temporary customer services and retail roles. After being unemployed for over two years he was referred to the Work Programme with Working Links in Cardiff. Working links used a variety of interventions included one-to-one appointments to identify transferable skills and prepare him for interview. Working Links identified the Community Wellbeing Project as an ideal route through which Ben could use his experience and hone his interpersonal skills. He attended an interview for the position of Community Wellbeing Coach and started work soon after.
Ben said: “Working Links appreciated me as an individual and consequently restored my faith in the Work Programme.”