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Summary: Darren joined the Back in Touch service in 2011 via his GP. He worked with an employment coach who supported him in looking at different vacancies that suited his interests and abilities. Darren wasn’t working at the time and said “It really helped to know I was supported and helped me to gain confidence […]

Summary: Halima started with Back in Touch in December 2010 after she had completed previous projects with Mental Health Matters at the Peppermill day service in Pontefract. Halima had very low confidence when she joined the service and was eager to gain some structure and routine to her days in order to keep herself active […]