Life Stories

New avenues for Pavel

New avenues for Pavel

During these times of great uncertainty and distress, there’s always a ray of light ready to shine through the clouds. We’re delighted to share the below update from our Freedom Coordinator Jacquie, who has some inspiring news from our Salford…

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Daniel’s Story

Daniel’s Story

Daniel joined the ‘Freedom Project’ – Mustard Tree’s life-skills and employability training programme, after struggling to find work in the area he wanted to build a career in. “What am I doing here?” When Daniel first stepped foot inside Mustard…

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Ged’s Story

Ged’s Story

Ged’s Story Ged (61) joined the Freedom Project – Mustard Tree’s life skills and employability programme – after facing a prolonged period of unemployment. He is now back in work after graduating, having regained his confidence and self-respect.   “Before…

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Barry’s Story

Barry’s Story

Barry gives an insight into his journey through Mustard Tree’s life-skills and employability training programme ‘Freedom’, to becoming the charity’s Clearance Leader. Barry came to Mustard Tree after suffering a breakdown and losing all hope. Now he leads Mustard Tree’s…

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Andrew’s Story

Andrew’s Story

Andrew (33), came to Mustard Tree following a period of imprisonment and uncertainty around his future, falling out of employment for over five years. He is now about to embark on a new hospitality career after a successful spell on…

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Maryam’s Story

Maryam’s Story

Maryam came to the UK from Pakistan to get married. She joined Mustard Tree in January 2018, after escaping an abusive relationship hoping to rebuild her confidence and to find work. “I felt isolated and left out – like I…

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Sue’s Story

Sue’s Story

Sue, 59 has been living with a terminal illness for 18 months and has struggled with social isolation since life altering surgery and infection caused her to lose a leg. Sue and her son, Tristan, 20, have found a community…

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Josh’s Story

Josh, 20, joined Mustard Tree on our employability and life skills program Freedom earlier this year. After experiencing mental trauma, he has now found a passion for catering and has recently been successful in getting a job, as a kitchen…

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