Ian’s story

Ian* was struggling with difficulties associated with ADHD until YMCA Port Talbot gave him a place to live and helped him channel his energy in a more constructive way.

*Name and photo have been changed to protect the identity of the young person

“Since moving to YMCA Port Talbot I’ve addressed the problems and behaviour that have been holding me back from functioning as a ‘normal’ person.  Since the managers have been investing in my passion for art and my future prospects, I’ve been able to focus on my art in a safe and creativity enriching environment.

I will be leaving the YMCA in a much better state than I was in when I arrived, and I’ve been accepted at University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Swansea.

The best thing to come from staying at the YMCA has been teaching myself to use the explosion of negative ADHD energy and transform it into a laser beam of productivity!  I will always remember the positive impact my experience at the YMCA has given me.”

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