Darren’s journey: Depression & Anxiety
Darren is 19 years old and has a history of depression and anxiety. Here he describes his journey through some very dark days and the help that he has received since he enrolled in Progress.
I met Asha and Heather from Innovating Minds at a time when I was really down. I just could not do anything right but I had 15 one-to-one sessions with Heather and she showed me different relaxation techniques and taught me how to use breathing to control anxiety.
“I am feeling better these days. Before, I didn’t want to live but now things are opening up for me. I’ve just been for an interview for retail work, collecting deliveries from a trolley putting them on the shelves in the shop and helping the customers.
“I feel quite positive now. Even if I don’t get this job, I think I am coping better and there is always a chance of more work experience.”
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About The Author
Dr Asha Patel (founder of Innovating Minds CIC) is a registered Clinical Psychologist with a post graduate diploma and over 10 years of clinical experience in various settings which include community, inpatient psychiatric rehabilitation, secure forensic mental health hospitals and within the education sector.
She is passionate about providing accessible psychological support for individuals in education, training and employment.
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