Fabian’s Story

We began supporting Fabian for a few hours week as he needed help managing anxieties and depression. Fabian has autism and a mental health condition, he wanted support to manage his anxieties and hoped to get a paid job. We helped Fabian to talk about his anxieties and found coping methods that helped to ease them. We then developed a person-centred plan focusing on Fabian’s goals and aspirations, looking to the future and what he hoped to achieve.

Fabian told us he really wanted to find a paid job so we helped him to identify what type of work he would enjoy and what his skills were and then helped him to create a C.V. Fabian was delighted to begin applying for jobs, and within the first week he was offered four interviews.

To prepare for the interviews we worked with Fabian to increase his confidence in communicating, we talked about what usually happens at interviews and how best he could prepare for this. Although he was nervous Fabian attended the interviews and was offered a job in a restaurant! He has now worked there for over two years.

As well as finding a job, Fabian told us his ambition of gaining a qualification in graphic design. We helped him to apply to college and worked with him to embrace his skills and continue to manage his anxieties. We are proud to say that Fabian passed his course with distinction! He didn’t stop here, he decided to enrol at university to do a degree in games design successfully passing this with a 2:1, and in true Fabian style he kept going and has this past year also completed his MA in games design. Throughout all his studies Fabian has maintained his part time job and we are so proud of everything he has achieved. He is now taking a little time out to reflect and then we will be pushing forward to help Fabian into his dream career in games design.

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