Jessie's experience as a Raise mentee
Hi, I’m Jessie, I was in the Raise program in 2017. Back then I was struggling with feeling isolated and anxious and I was highly self-critical. I found it difficult to trust others. Having someone to talk to who turned up just for me every week was a huge help.
Mentoring could not solve everything in my life but it did give me the skills to reach out to others to seek support. I was quite sensitive to others and the world around me, which I thought was a bad thing, making me ‘weak’. My mentor helped me reframe this view: actually, sensitivity can be a strength too!
Thanks to my mentor I feel more secure within myself and can accept who I am. I have hope for the future and dreams for making it the life I want to live.
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