Get to know our Fundraising and Communication Assistant Rosie and find out why she joined the Youth Talk team.
Hi! I’m Rosie
I’m 19 and I experience not only mental health but also physical health difficulties. It’s been 5 years since I was diagnosed with a disability called PoTS, which stands for Postural Tachycardia Syndrome. I have also had severe anxiety since before I can remember, which, don’t worry, is much better. I have my amazing therapist to thank for that.
Due to my disability, I have found finding work and adult life quite difficult. That’s when I was shown Youth Talk. I knew immediately that I wanted to work with them, having seen all the amazing things they do for so many young people.
Why I joined
The reason I wanted to work with and joined Youth Talk is because, I see all the young people going through what I went through but not being as lucky to get the help I did. This lovely charity offers that and tries their very best to help everyone who needs it. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
My role at Youth Talks
At Youth Talk, my role is Fundraising and Communications Assistant. I help with the fundraising side, communications and lots of behind-the-scenes admin to help keep things organised and ready to be used. This helps the organisation to be more efficient when getting in contact with different people or companies.
Creative expression and my love for Special Effects Sculpting
Youth Talk is a part time job for me funded by the Government’s Kickstart scheme, in my free time I have several hobbies that I love doing and have done for years now. One of my main hobbies, and the one where I hope my career ends up someday, is Special Effects Sculpting. I love all things fantasy but also horror, want a goblin, orc, elf or just a normal face made, I’ll happily take on the challenge!
Ever since I was young, sculpting, drawing and special effects has helped me express how I feel and still to do this day brings me comfort. So, while working with Youth Talk, I want to be a part of and help more young people learn to feel the same way and find comfort and stability in the charity, as I did in sculpting.
While sculpting I have two little friends who, sometimes, sit and watch, my beautiful and lovely dog, Lupu, and my wonderfully weird, bearded Dragon, Lennie.