Matti came to Bespoke as a 18-24 mentee, with personal issues coming in the way of school, Matti unfortunately left school without qualifications. In his sessions with Bespoke, Matti has shown a vivid interest in Recycling, so Bespoke helped to support Matti to find a Position in this field
Chris and Andy helped Matti apply to the waste management company, Biffa which was completed and hand delivered to the Manager at a local branch. Over the next sessions, while they waited for a response, they took the time to get out on the bikes together to really get to know Matti as well as making him aware of the importance of staying fit and healthy in the outdoors. Futhermore, Andy helped Matti repair his bike so that he would have adequate transport to his future employment
Since the End of the sessions, Matti has been offered, and began working at his local Biffa site.
This is all a bit bonkers, isn’t it? The last couple of months have felt like a B-list disaster movie, and sometimes it?s been difficult to accept that it?s happening in real life. And as of right now, whilst we wait for a Government update, there?s no sign that ?normality? is returning any time soon.
You’re not stuck at home, you’re safe at home. Mindset matters! We’re all struggling one way or another right now. Whether you’re like Chris, who has 6 kids at home and is all of a sudden a teacher again, or like me you’re so used to being outdoors that it’s tough to have your escapism limited.
There are so many potential benefits to us from this lockdown. You only have to check Instagram to see all the new tricks and skills that people are getting creative with. But even if you’re not going to learn how to juggle whilst hanging upside down from the ceiling, there are some simple things you can do to keep on top of your mental health.
Still to this day, I remember one of my teachers called me ‘Bricky.’ She said I was as thick as a brick, and that had an effect on me in my childhood. I spent a lot of time in the woods, and outside playing.
I wasn’t a very bright kid in school, I actually struggled with a lot of things. But the one thing I remember is, that as soon as break time came…as soon as those doors were open…
I was gone.
Over my 16 years in teaching, I see children coming into the classroom with their heads down, unhappy. So many things have gone on in their lives that they’re bringing into school.
We have to have an impact on them, otherwise they’ll stay in that mood all day, and it’ll affect their behaviour.