How much can you learn in 8 months?
What a journey this has been! The Steps to Success project has been a fantastic opportunity for so many.
We have successfully demonstrated that working collaboratively across the NHS is effective and fun way of engaging with the future workforce. Seeing many partners from different organisations working together to bring mental wellbeing awareness and career aspirations to over 2000 under represented young people in Cheshire and Merseyside in 8 months.
It's been an exciting journey for me too, managing my first large scale project, learning from my mistakes and coming away with so much more.
The list of partners to thank is so long I apologise if I am missing someone.
Chris Bayes for coming to the Cheshire Career and Engagement Hub with the initial idea.
Si Price at Higher Horizons+ for his patience and support mentoring me throughout the project.
"On behalf of myself and the team, can I thank you most sincerely by return for the time and effort you put into making this project the success that it is. It’s been a pleasure and an honour to work with your good self and the rest of the Careers Hub team and I very much hope that we can establish plans for future provision."
John Corish Yvonne McCreath and Anthony Murphy at Shaping Futures for helping me keep regular track of my progress.
Bronwyn Barrow for allowing me to write the bid and Traci Whitfield for guiding me through the process.
All the NHS colleagues, NHS health ambassadors, Shaping Futures and Higher Horizons+ teams, external delivery partners such as Active Cheshire and DWP employability team.
"thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my story in the hope I can inspire new generations." Cristina Diaz Cid Robbie, Practice Educator Intensive Care and Health Careers Ambassador
And of course the schools who have trusted us and believed in us wanting to make a difference for young people.
I think we all agree on the principle that if the mind is in good health, we can achieve anything.