This case came into the service as a self-referral. F was struggling with many aspects of their life and had been to see their GP and Primary Care, however they felt that this had not made a difference.
The issues presented by the individual were:
- Low Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
- Executive Functioning issues
- Lack of structure and purpose (limited activities other than with family, picking up medication and one charity activity per week)
- Feelings of extreme exhaustion
- Sensory differences
- Struggles with emotion and communicating needs
- Struggles with self-acceptance including the diagnosis.
- Childhood trauma from bullying and family problems.
Through regular support (via phone, face to face and text/email), F has managed to improve their situation.
The intervention put in place was 1:1 support from a support worker, and peer mentor support. This intervention lasted 11 months. 50% of the time was spent providing support virtually (e.g. phone calls, text and email), and 50% of the time was spent providing face-to-face support in person, which usually happened every other week.