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MC's Mental Health is "the Best it's Been for a Long Time" Thanks to the CFO Activity Hub

  • Wednesday, August 9, 2023
  • Posted By The Growth Company
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  • The Creating Future Opportunities (CFO) Yorkshire Activity Hubs provide a safe space where people on probation can engage in a range of social, creative, and group activities.
  • The purpose of the Hubs is to promote participant wellbeing and social reintegration.
  • Find out how the Hubs helped MC improve his mental health. 

The CFO Activity Hubs in Yorkshire provide a safe space for individuals to explore their future goals and discover how to achieve them with the support of our friendly team, who assist with the participant’s positive transition back into the community by building social capital. Part-funded by the European Social Fund, the Hubs aim to overcome some of the barriers that make it difficult for individuals to access support in areas such as education, skills development, and employability.

MC was referred to the CFO Activity Hub at the start of the year for support around his alcohol consumption. He was also struggling with his mental health and self-confidence, making him anxious about attending the Hub.

MC had been involved with the criminal justice system for many years and was encouraged to get support from the different services in his area. Workers within the system helped MC develop a structure to engage with different local services and the Hub. MC recognised the Hub as a good place to build his sense of purpose to reduce his alcohol consumption.

MC said he was ready to move forward with his life and wanted to develop the skills to do so. He hadn’t previously engaged with any services due to his social anxiety but was supported by colleagues to recognise the Hub as a positive environment.

MC successfully followed his engagement structure for over a month and is feels he is developing achieving his goals. He also said that his mental health was the best it had been for a long time, with a lot of this improvement being due to the Hub’s work.

Speaking about his experience with the Hub, MC said: “I have needed something like this for ages … This is going to help me make good decisions and not commit more crimes … This is a good environment for me moving forward.”

MC is determined to positively engage with the Hub and continue his progress. He is also working with Blossom Street Changing Lives (alcohol dependency centre) and developing new and pro-social relationships with other participants at the Hub.

Find Out More

Get in touch with the Yorkshire CFO Activity Hubs to learn about a range of tailored support, including one-to-one advice, guidance, and group work. The service aims to help people on probation reintegrate into society. 

For more information about the Growth Company CFO Activity Hubs visit: The Growth Company - Employment - Yorkshire CFO Activity Hubs