Kerry’s Story

Recognising, understanding and sharing our own feelings can be challenging for all of us at times. Before arriving at Hesley Group, Kerry struggled with this greatly often leading to behaviours that might challenge including physical aggression and property damage.

Kerry received support and help in this area from a dedicated therapy team including psychology, behaviour and speech and language therapy. This included speech and language support with her skills around friendships and peer interactions where she had difficulties leading to strains and breakdowns with important relationships in her life. Kerry worked with her behaviour therapist to develop a positive behaviour support plan, ensuring her voice was at the centre of it.

Kerry is now a very happy and settled young adult. She can still have difficult days, but she is so much more able to talk openly about her feelings and now has the skills and strategies to manage these herself rather than relying on the support of others. An increased self-awareness has helped Kerry to be much more mindful of how she communicates with others helping her develop key relationship skills.

Kerry now leads a busy, varied life and has great aspirations for her future. Her current work placement has really boosted her confidence and she is now exploring her interests in horticulture and floristry to further develop her employability skills. Good luck Kerry!

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