The Centre for Better Health is a community-based charity that supports well-being and recovery from mental ill-health.
S. had been unemployed for nearly three years before she started her placement at Better Health Bakery.
When she first started the placement she was very nervous and was looking to improve her confidence and ability to interact with others. She also aimed to have started part time work by the end of the placement.
As the placement went on her skills and confidence increased, her attendance and timekeeping was really good and she became more motivated to apply for jobs.
S. said: “The bakery is a very pleasant environment – safe, supportive and comfortable. Meeting lots of new people was daunting at first but everyone was really lovely and very patient. The worries I had about going back into a workplace were gone in the first few sessions. I also generally feel more comfortable going about my life – the placement has had a knock on effect to how I experience everything. I’m really grateful for the opportunity and it was a really positive experience for me!”
S. has secured trial shifts with a couple of restaurants and delis and is still applying for other jobs.
Watch This Space
Watch This Space is an exhibition showcasing the artworks of 8 unique, emerging artists from the Royal College of Art. The works that will be on display are a range of paintings, mixed media, moving image and sound pieces.
Opening times: 9th - 19th April (Mon-Fri)
Private view: Friday 6th April 6 - 8:30pm
Gallery closed on Wednesday morning until 12:30pm