Life Stories

James

I joined the Freedom Project simply for something to do. All I did was smoke cannabis all the time and I wanted a change. Since starting at Mustard Tree I’ve been involved with a lot of things here, including the…

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Jane

The Mustard was originally recommended to me by an agent in Remploy. She said that she had worked there for two weeks when she initially started working for Remploy and that Mustard Tree had a range of things to do. She…

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AB

The weekly job club first got me interested and through the door. I was signing on at the Job Centre and I was finding it hard to get work. I also wanted to volunteer my time and do something positive….

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JC

I left prison in January following an unstable lifestyle. I had been in care since the age of 7 and I was drinking a lot and getting into trouble. I wanted some meaning back in my life; to feel more…

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JE

It was time for me step out and do something to overcome my depression, gain a routine of work and overcoming my social anxiety, a tall order for anyone. Initially I came to the Mustard Tree to offer my services…

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Anthony

Anthony

I joined the Freedom Project because I was interested to find out how it worked. My main motivation was to try and find a job, as I haven’t had paid work for ten years now. I really enjoy working all…

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John

At the end of last year I felt like I was being pressurised more and more by the Job Centre. It caused me a great deal of frustration and anxiety, but it also served to get me moving, specifically by…

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Peter

I joined the Freedom Project because I wanted to get back into a working routine after a long period doing almost nothing. During that time I had been getting more and more depressed and I needed to break that cycle….

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Pauline P

I was originally on the Get Ready! programme, which was run jointly by Business in the Community and Mustard Tree. At the end of the programme I moved onto the Freedom Project because I wanted to fill my time and…

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Euan

I was originally referred to Mustard Tree by Back on Track, learning centre where I gained experiences in basic skills and cooking. The Freedom Project was something for me to do; to get me out of the house and to…

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