Meet Catherine our Kickstarter…
My name is Catherine and I joined Youth Talk as a Kickstarter in December 2022. Mental health has always been a huge thing to me as a young person myself. Based on that, I knew Youth Talk would be a great place for me to work, as it represented something which I so passionately believe in and want to help.
Before working at Youth Talk, I graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a politics degree in 2020. While I was at Uni, I discovered I’m not very fond of politics and at that point had no idea where I wanted my career to go!
Everyone was raving about Youth Talk and I have an interest in social media so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to apply for the Social Media and Communications Assistant position on the Government Kickstarter scheme.
Youth Talk’s core value is to help young people who are struggling in our community, and I believe this job and my contribution helps Youth Talk to do this. So, besides this being a rewarding job it is also a great learning process for me and step into the real working world.
Outside of work and Youth Talk, I have many hobbies! I am a hockey player and have been playing hockey ever since I was a kid. I played for my University team and am still play after graduating.
I’m a sporty person and so the Mayor’s Triathlon on Sunday 24th April was right up my street! I’m looking forward to taking part, wearing my Youth Talk vest ‘Catherine the Kickstarter’ and representing this amazing charity. I find exercise is a great way to help manage my stress and anxiety – this is a fun event in our community too so win win.
When I was younger, I would have loved the opportunity to talk to someone, so it means a lot to me that this will help young people who are struggling.