Survivor J came to Thriving Survivors after her time in employment lead to her being bullied in the workplace and having to deal with a lengthy tribunal. After leaving employment she felt her confidence had dropped and she needed extra support.
When her time with the previous organisation had ended and still hoping to gain more confidence and prepare to enter full time employment again, J joined Thriving Survivors through their Digital Inclusion programme. Being provided with a tablet J now found it easier to connect online which allowed her to join the “Discovering Me” programme, which due to covid-19 now took place online.
Once completed J took part in Thriving Survivors Bridge to Recovery hangout, Zoom weekly group sessions and the Mentoring programme. During this period of time J added exercise into her daily routine which also gave her another outlet during her recovery. Survivor J’s mentor could see her positivity and confidence climbing month to month through their appointments which lead to J feeling confident enough to go back to work. J is now employed full-time at a job she had always wanted and also continues to add exercise into her daily routine around work.
Case Study One: Survivor D
Survivor D was introduced to Thriving Survivors having been attending another peer support group. At that time, he was very isolated and had no way to communicate. Having lost his phone and had no internet, this caused him to become even more isolated. At that time, he was contacted with the opportunity to take part in Thriving Survivors Digital Inclusion programme, which allowed him to interact online in Thriving Survivor's "google hangout" and also take part in groups provided on zoom.
Due to previous injuries he had to re-evaluate his interests as sports where now out of the question. After receiving his digital pack survivor D was then able to take part in Thriving Survivors 'Bridge to Recovery' programme which allowed him to experience new appreciation for other hobbies and interests. D explained that having the digital pack was a god send, for not only did this mean he now had a point of contact with the outside world, family etc, he was able to connect with new peers. D has gained confidence and trust in himself, the persons around him and formed new friendships. D discovered he can also take part in the different activities within the group which at the beginning he felt unable to do.
Before joining Thriving Survivors and well before the beginning of his recovery his mindset was fixed, due to his own work in furthering his recovery he now sees himself as having more of a growth mindset. D is open to new ideas, discoveries and learning more techniques to further his own recovery.
Survivor D is now looking to the future, he has expressed interest in joining Thriving Survivor's mentoring programme and using the tools and techniques that aided in his own recovery to help others.