Joe Havard, 23, from Portsmouth, was feeling lost and became stuck in a cycle playing video games and watching films all day, until his job coach connected him with The Prince's Trust.
As part of The Prince's Trust 10-year partnership celebrations with Gap, we have loved catching up with the amazing people, like Joe Havard, 23, from Portsmouth, who have made our partnership so special and finding out what positive wellbeing means to them.
"Before The Prince’s Trust I was feeling a bit lost, and had no direction really. I spent a lot of time looking for jobs, but with no success, I was feeling shy. So I’d spend the day playing video games and watching films. That was until my job coach connected me to The Prince’s Trust. Then everything changed for me, and quickly too!
"Through the programme I gained skills, built my CV, made friends and loved getting experience with the team at Gap. I was very, very happy to secure a role in the Gunwharf Quays store in Portsmouth as a sales associate!
"The team have been a big part of helping my confidence get better, it’s not all there yet, but I know I will get there soon. I’ve also enjoyed talking to customers, something I wouldn’t have thought about before.
"Positive welling is so important. Having a sense of purpose is key. I had struggled previously with my mental health and I can honestly say this job has helped me out so much! The structure and motivation has given me direction and a drive to do my best.
"I would recommend if anyone needs help, to contact The Prince’s Trust straightaway. In fact I’ve already told my friends, it really does help and without them opportunities like this wouldn’t have been possible. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done."