St Giles Trust Breaking the Cycle of Offending 12th February 2019
St Giles Trust. Breaking the Cycle of Offending. Evaluation Review by Mervelee Myers.
If you could just note down some answers to the following questions so we know what you like and what you don’t for future planning. All answers will be kept confidential and will be anonymous. Thanks in advance.
What did you enjoy about today’s session?
I was apprehensive coming to the interview. I did not start off well as I failed to prepare in advance and turned up late. I am aware that preparation and timing are important and because of my Hidden Disabilities, I have to be ahead of the game. The fact that the session did not start exactly at the time stated on the invitation was crucial to helping me. I did not have to panic that I was late and missing anything.
I enjoyed the format of the introduction for breaking the ice that was used. It was innovating the way we were encouraged to participate and be included.
I guess by the time KG opened up about herself, I was already feeling at ease. Because of my personal experiences over the past five (5) years, I am very concerned about whether I will be judged. But hearing others opening up and talking about their personal experiences must be the key which reassured me I was in the right place.
Because I have not accessed a placement for volunteering, I told myself I was only attending the interview as part of my Continuing Personal Professional Development Plan (CPPDP). But now I will be going all out in finding a placement. Because my aim is to do this course and get another qualification to add to my empowerment.
Most of all I enjoyed meeting with and talking to the people at the session.
What would you like more of?
It is early days yet, therefore I am prepared to wait to be able to know what I would like more of. In the meantime, I will be doing my research about St Giles Trust. This is another way to find out what I’d like more of. I definitely know that I would be open to accepting any opportunities on offer to develop skills. I need to develop my Growth Mindset in other areas that I had not ventured before.
What would you like less of?
Not Applicable at present.
I must say how privileged I am feeling after attending this interview. Finally, I can accept that the world is not only full of people who are intent on putting me down. Therefore here is the proof that despite hearing about Growth Mindset for the first time. This is well embedded in the “Capitals” I gained making use of the opportunities presented to me 1992 to date in the UK. Looking forward to future empowerment. END Mervelee Myers FD (Open). Cert WTC (Open).
Hi Karra & the Team
I have a duty to use my knowledge and personal experiences to be creating legacies. Here’s my little contribution to the empowerment I received today. I have an appointment later at Kings College.
Tomorrow another appointment to sort paperwork. But I will be going out trying to get a placement. I am positive I must get on this course.
Thanks for sharing your personal story to inspire me. I just turned up at the interview because I have nothing else to do. But all that’s changed now. I will be using this on my website.