David’s feelings of being unsure about what Green Gym could offer him soon disappeared. Volunteering has given David confidence and a routine which really helps him.
Being a TCV volunteer, it gets me out of my own head. I still suffer from depression and anxiety, but I am working on them. Getting out of the house makes a huge difference. If I am just sitting in the house, I start to panic and get confused. Through volunteering, I now have a routine and I really enjoy it.
His creativity is demonstrated in the Green Gym garden, his recent projects include making practical, useful equipment, up-cycling materials on site to create planters for the school, lots of weeding and vegetable growing.
David has achieved a lot this year despite his mental health problems. He has now progressed to be a Volunteer Officer, demonstrating brilliant leadership and organisational skills.