Shane

Shane lives in South London. He has had many inpatient admissions for mental health breakdowns and previous suicide attempts. Suspected autism and learning difficulties. Shane has also used crack and cannabis in the past.

He reports difficulties in regulating his emotions and coping with negative feelings, reduced motivation and volition and social isolation. Shane has a history of being at risk of being abused and exploited from others individuals.  

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Sarah

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You First key worker Katy has been working with 32 year old Sarah* since September 2014. Sarah was considered to be ‘not engaging’ with any agencies or services previous to this.

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Reece

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Reece is a Lewisham client. Late 20’s male who has a history of prolific violent offences and ongoing mental health issues. You First started working with him when the NHS service that had been addressing his mental health had to stop seeing him as he no longer fit their criteria but they were extremely keen for our service to work with him and could not speak more highly about him.

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Matthew

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Matthew is a 51-year-old man, originally from Northern Ireland. Matthew had a difficult childhood. He grew up in extreme poverty, experienced physical and psychological abuse, parental alcohol misuse, and witnessed political violence.

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