Case Studies

  • Andrew's story

    Andrew was referred to Status Employment in November 2009 and joined the football programme (though he decided that he didn't want to take part in the football training, just the classroom based learning).

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  • Amy's story

    Amy was employed as a part time Receptionist / Administrator at a medical centre. When she was referred to Status Employment IAPT service, she was signed off work for three months with anxiety / stress.

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  • Bertie's story

    When Bertie was referred to Status Employment, he was living in a secure unit in a hospital for his own and other people's safety.

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  • Catherine's story

    My confidence was gone. I had left my Teacher Training GTP Course after one term, unable to balance the four days work in school, preparation, long hours, the college course work, and my commitment to my two children. Three different roles, all with enough work involved to be full time. And I am a single mum.

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  • Clinton's story

    Clinton was referred to Status Employment having expressed a real desire to get back to work and being assessed by his Occupational Therapist as being at a stage where support from Status Employment's services would be beneficial.

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  • Daniel's story

    I joined up with Status Employment at the beginning of 2008 and must admit I didn't expect much. After turning my back on two government sponsored back to work schemes for those with mental health problems I expected more of the same.

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  • Danny's story

    Before coming to Status Employment, Danny had been unemployed for over 20 years. During this time, Danny had completed a few courses, but spent most of his time at home, watching TV, listening to music or visiting family and friends.

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  • Joe's Story

    Joe, an Engineer for an international chain of hotels, was referred to Status Employment by his therapist as the therapist was concerned at reports of bullying and racism and Joe was off work with anxiety and depression.

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  • Kasey's story

    Kasey has always wanted to work with people and enjoys community participation, but her bi-polar means that she often feels useless.

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  • Kelly's story

    I had just started going back to work after a long period off. It was good to start something new and I was excited, a little nervous in meeting new people but everyone was so lovely and supportive.

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  • Kevin's story

    Kevin was referred to Status Employment in November 2009. He walked out of the first two meetings arranged with his Psychiatrist and the Status Employment Consultant, as his mental health made him suspicious and paranoid about the questions he was being asked.

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  • Lance's story

    Due to an unfortunate aspect of my life, I become very depressed. I could not believe at that point my life would get better. It was part of my treatment at The Crescent to be referred to Status Employment. I could not believe how good this referral turned out to be.

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  • Lorraine's story

    At the age of 16, I was suddenly stricken down with Schizophrenia. I couldn't cope with people and studying, let alone a proper full time job.

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  • Martyn's story

    Martyn Head started work with WPF Therapy in December 2006, having been seeing an Employment Consultant at Status Employment for the previous eight months.

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  • Mary's story

    When Mary was referred to Status Employment in 2007, she was extremely overweight, she had no confidence and she was very depressed due to her alcohol dependency.

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  • Max's story

    Previously Max had led a fulfilling life. He was an extrovert who enjoyed social activities, but he had not worked for over six years, had severe anxiety, depressed and regular panic attacks.

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  • Perry's story

    Perry is a very experienced carpenter, general builder and decorator and had been both employed and self employed for 10 years until work pressures caused him to become clinically depressed in 2005.

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  • Sarah's story

    I am happy that I can apply myself if I want to. I'm proud of myself for coming in.

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  • Sofia's story

    When Sofia came to Status Employment, she came with an interpreter as she couldn't speak much English. Her criminal offence was her second big barrier to finding work.

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