Becky is a 19 year old young woman has been volunteering with the Dudley Young Health Champions projects for several months. Becky first was referred to the project through her participation with Just Straight Talk, to help build and develop her confidence after experiencing several years of anxiety and depression which affected her home life, her health and her education. Despite being a very talented artist and being very intelligent Becky has faced constant challenges in her day to day life which have affected her ability to communicate with other people, believe in herself and have the confidence to do things which many of us take for granted such as making a phone call.
Read more about Becky here
Becky wrote a brilliant blog post about her experience of the Awards, which you can read here
Becky is the one on the left next to the Mayor in the photo below, taken with the joint awardee Kiera Pooler
Keira’s journey is a really important factor that has shaped her passion and commitment to ensure individuals who suffered as she did have a more positive experience. A further driver is her strength and determination to ensure she is the best possible mum that she can be to Leila Mai (who is now 1 yrs old) and share her knowledge to support other young parents.
Read all about Kiera here
Kiera is on the right of the photo below, alongside her joint awardee Becky Lawley
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