Ahmed's Story

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When Ahmed first came to Wellbeing at VCKC, he was struggling with depression and isolation after having to give up his job as a security guard due to a health condition. He started attending community volunteering taster days and to volunteer regularly. During lockdown, he has become a Telephone Befriender volunteer and has been helped to access Zoom workshops and social activities.

He said:

"I feel isolated and alone before I came here. I feel useless. If you live alone, you never talk to anyone for nearly one month - so it's difficult. My room is like prison. I sat there sometimes and cried. Then I come to Wellbeing at VCKC and I feel more hopeful about the future and I feel happy. It’s like a new dawn of life." 


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