A push in the right direction

Talia was only one step away from completing her degree but felt embarrassed about the length of time she had been out of work. Talia,* 29, had not been connected to the labour market for many years. When she came to Workwise she lacked confidence around finding a...

Achieving new goals

Afa secured employment despite living with schizophrenia and a complex criminal record A complex history Afa* was referred to Workwise by the Auckland Lotofale Pacific Mental Health Service. He was on probation when was referred. Afa has a complex criminal record and...

Getting a foot in the door

Sarah overcame high anxiety and low self-confidence and secured employment at a community law centre When I met Sarah, I got the impression she was a highly motivated, determined and diligent woman with a heart for supporting others and advocating on their behalf. She...

Commitment

Steve, like his uncle, was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Steve’s uncle spent his life in institutions – so at first both Steve and his parents thought this would be his future too. But Steve’s future was bright. Steve engaged well with community mental health services...

A positive view

Despite being diagnosed with schizophrenia, David had enjoyed extended periods of paid employment. So when he found himself unemployed for a period of time his confidence suffered. He wanted to work as a commercial cleaner again but was finding it difficult to get a...

Journeys

John* is a friendly, loyal and committed employee. Prior to his referral to Workwise, he had been employed for 18 months at a local supermarket. He’d even been acknowledged by the Keep Rotorua Beautiful Awards for his outstanding work at keeping the supermarket...

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