My name is Susan, I first came to Scraboview in 2004. At this time in my life I had little or no self-esteem. I was dealing with a lot of family issues and my mental health was pretty bad. I was suffering with acute anxiety.
I had experienced other services and did not benefit from these but coming to Scraboview was welcoming from day one.
I was a member of the centre for years and joined in as many groups as possible. It was great to make friends and I didn’t feel alone.
Over time I built my confidence and decided I wanted to give something back so I became a member volunteer for a short period but soon expressed an interest in becoming a service volunteer.
Fast forward 8 years and how my life has changed. I returned to college and achieved three qualifications and I am currently working towards my fourth. With a view to one day going back to paid employment. That would be the icing on the cake!
At Scraboview I am involved in various roles which include group planning, group facilitation, helping with food preparation and cash handling.
Scraboview has given me my life back, I am the best I have ever been. The team have supported me to come full circle and they feel like my second family.
Volunteers bring immeasurable value to all areas of Inspire’s work to support people living with experience of mental ill-health. Find out more about how you get involved with our work....