I recently moved from Valencia, Spain to Brighton at the end of July 2018. I grew up in Northern Ireland, studied in Scotland and have really enjoyed living and working in several different places. Upon my arrival in Brighton I have been working as a supply primary teacher to gain a deeper knowledge of the local areas and schools. I have also been working with a charity called Extratime providing 1:1 support for children and young people with a range of special educational needs.
Whilst working closely with children and young people, both at Extratime and in local schools, I have been coming into contact with many who would benefit from some specialist support. This has further developed my existing interest in working more intensively with children and young people to meet their growing needs. It's becoming more well known that there's a strong need for more support around children's emotional well-being and mental health. I have seen first-hand the challenges this presents for families, children & young people, educators and councils in a variety of different settings.
I am hoping to find a job opportunity whereby I can really make a difference for those children and families I meet, who are struggling each day and don't know where or who to turn to.