Sunday 22 July 2018

Avondhu Blackwater inspiring confidence in Buttevant locals

Bill Browne

A healthy sense of self-confidence can often prove to be the key factor when it comes to breaking down barriers, securing that dream job and achieving life goals. With this in mind the Avondhu Blackwater Partnership is set to host a Building Confidence initiative commencing next week in Buttevant and is inviting people from the area who feel they might benefit from it to take part.

Mary Gubbins, development officer with the Partnership, said that through their work within the local community they had identified an ongoing need for this type of training programme in Buttevant. 

She said the programme was aimed at people who are experiencing multiple barriers that can affect their ability to access employment or training. 

"If you are experiencing emotional or mental health challenges, have been out of work for a long time, would like to boost your confidence and self-esteem or want to bring about positive chance in your life, this could be the programme for you," said Mary. 

"It is specifically targeted at those individuals feeling isolated, and lacking in self-esteem. It's design assists participants in the development of the skills and confidence required to move into education, training, voluntary work, employment or any number of other directions." 

Mary said participants would be supported as they explore a range of new skills and set achievable goals while at the same time focusing on confidence-building communication skills and increasing self-belief." 

"At the end of the programme, it is envisaged that participants will feel more confident, aware and energised about their career, direction and life opportunities, resulting in greater positive developments and more stress-free living." 

The programme is expected to run two mornings (Tuesday & Thursday) per week commencing next Tuesday. Those interested in taking up a place on the Building Confidence Programme can contact Mary Gubbins at 022-46580, 086/8525992 or