My name is James, and I am a Young People’s Coach in Gwent. I am part of the Young People’s Team who offer mental health and wellbeing support and I conduct 121s with young people and run groups. I love my job because it gives me a platform to help young people work through challenging thoughts and feelings impacting on daily living that we can all relate to. I love any sport and exercise and although my main passion is football, I love going to the gym, hiking and swimming. I also love sunrises and sunsets and getting out and exploring anywhere new. My favourite quote is, ‘Don’t count the days, make the days count’ – Muhammad Ali. I think it is important to focus on the present and find something you enjoy every day and week. It is important to seek discomfort in your life and push yourself to take something positive from every day.
James now has left us. We hope that his future is great.