Due to a combination of complex mental health issues, substance abuse and a fear of seeking-help, Aaron from Gwynedd found his physical and mental health at great risk.
Thanks to the ongoing support and specialist care of Cyfle Cymru, he has turned his life around and is now studying civil engineering at Cardiff University.
“This project presented me with options I wasn’t even aware of” said Aaron.
After completing an in-house recovery program through CAIS, 36-year-old Aaron started having regular one-to-one meetings with his peer mentor and gradually began to attend drop-in sessions and fully engage with the Cyfle Cymru courses and activities available.
Aaron received support in finding suitable accommodation, managing his finances and gaining independence to sustain a stable career in future.
“I have been given the best fresh start I could have hoped for. So much would not have been possible without the support and resources given to me by Cyfle Cymru”
“I have not only seen Cyfle Cymru change my own life, but also the lives of countless others. I wish to give a huge thanks to all at CAIS and hope that others will recognize Cyfle Cymru and the amazing services it provides”.
Cyfle Cymru is delivered by members of the DACW Consortium.
Cyfle Cymru is part of the Welsh Government’s Out of Work Service, supported by the European Social Fund.