Gideon's bipolar no longer defines him


After leaving university due to ill health and being discharged from hospital, Gideon didn't know what to do next....

I suffered a severe psychotic episode at University and was in hospital for nine weeks; after I was discharged, I didn't really know what to do. Fortunately, I was in good hands with the Intervention Service. Within a month of going on their [Twining Enterprise] employment programme I found a job.

I started out as an intern for a company in Central London and haven't looked back since. I now work as an Executive, a job which I enjoy very much. I have also learned vital skills such as how to research for work, how to write a CV and how to interview in a professional way.

Being Bipolar no longer defines me; thanks to the Employment Service I have regained my self-confidence at a difficult time and I don't know where I would be without them.

I am going back to University, where I hope to continue to develop and fight mental illness.

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