Ben came to Step by Step after being asked to leave the family home. He didn't have any family he could turn to or friends he could rely on. Ben didn't know where to turn until a friend introduced him to Step by Step.
Lydia, 19, came to Step by Step at the end of March after over-crowding in her home and family breakdown led to Lydia being kicked out. The stressful home environment made it difficult for Lydia to handle her depression and her mental health became very low.
Thomas*, aged 13, has been supported by Step by Step's FutureSTEPS service for a year and a half and had over 40 one-to-one sessions.
Billy’s story is just one example of how our Future Steps service help's young people get to the root of any issues they are experiencing, helping them to overcome them and work towards their goals, and perhaps even raise the bar of what they want to achieve for themselves.
She has grown so much in confidence, believing in herself, which has helped her to become a great mum to her one year old son.
From the outset, Ryan was committed to his college studies and has been focused on his aim of joining the Marines since we first met him.
Jodie* was referred to Future STEPS to improve her self-esteem and confidence along with creating personal goals and ambitions for the future.
For World Homeless Day Amy was prepared to share a little of her story in her own words.
Lisa and Raymond Blanc
When Lisa first met with Sarah at Youth AIMS, she was very unhappy at college but didn't feel confident to broach the subject with her parents.
Joss* came to live in Farnborough with her mum when she was five years old. Her mum was living with depression and had a problem with drug addiction which led to Joss being asked to leave home when she was 16.
Robert has gone from a young man who avoided spending time with others, to a confident young man who was willing to showcase our services to assessors.
Martin got in touch with Youth AIMS having found about the service through a leaflet at a local shopping centre.
James is an incredible success story and one that has its roots in the time he came to Step by Step ten years ago...
Jasmine was referred to Youth AIMS by her school, at the request of her mum who was concerned about her behaviour and drinking.
Daisy* had experienced very little support from outside agencies, including her social worker. She has been grieving for her late Father who passed away in February 2015.