Positive and healthy relationships and friendships with
other people are really important. They enable us to feel safe and are good for our wellbeing.
However, some relationships are positive, and some might not be. Many of the young people we support have experienced difficult relationships; the most common reason for a young person to become homeless is through a breakdown in a family relationship.
If you are a young person, we will talk to you about your relationships and help you to build positive relationship building skills. This can include family, friends, partners, housemates, neighbours, teachers, social workers, employers, colleagues.
WHAT YOUNG PEOPLE SAID
Olivia* is a young person who had a life-changing experience with 1625. When she first came to the 1625, she was shy and anxious, avoiding interactions with her support worker, Emma. However, Emma persisted in offering her support, recognising the potential in Olivia. She was a single parent, taking care of her child alone. With
What was the presenting issue? Afshin (not his real name) was referred to 1625ip by social services as he had arrived in the county as a part of the National transfer scheme and was placed in foster care. Afshin was 17 years old and appeared to be overwhelmed and uncertain by what was happening to
What was the presenting issue? “When I first started, I was not myself. I didn’t want to socialise with people, I didn’t want to do anything… I was a ghost. Domestic abuse meant there was no meaning in life for me”. Bethan wasn’t working, was on benefits and had moved in with her mum after leaving