Brighton became the second of the four Sanctuary Supported Living Get on Track programmes to finish when they had their GO event on Thursday 8th August. Held at the Foyer in Brighton town centre, it marked the end of six months of sessions, activities and visits, all with a goal of helping the young people involved move towards employment.

Over the course of the programme, the group have attended twelve sessions led by athlete mentors Hannah Beharry and Fontaine Wright. The goal is to increase young people's confidence, resilience and self-esteem and enable the young people to take steps towards employment.

Sessions have included team building, rock climbing and fitness sessions such as boxing, as well as trips out to Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and Epsom racecourse to understand more about what happens behind the scenes and find about about potential routes into employment. They've also had the opportunity to complete a First Aid course, learn interview skills and also complete an ASDAN Careers and Experiencing Work qualification.

Following an introduction from Sanctuary Head of Service for the South, David Pepper, the group were presented with certificates for completing the programme, as well as for First Aid and also their ASDAN qualification 

Lead athlete on the programme Hannah Beharry explained said:

We've really seen you come out of your shell over the course of the programme, you should all be really proud of yourselves.

The team at Sanctuary really saw a change in the young people from the start of the programme. Both Stephanie & Neil who work at the foyer commented on the growth in confidence across the whole group which showed itself in the number of the group who were happy to talk on camera about their experiences on the Get on Track programme. Everyone at the Trust is really excited to see the finished film.

There are two more programmes still running with Sanctuary Supported Living, these are in Banbury and in Hartlepool. You can find out more information about these and our other programmes on Twitter.