No Country for Young Women: Vanessa's Story

Thursday 29 September 2016

vanessaWhen I read the statistic about mental health in Young Women’s Trust’s annual survey, I really wasn’t surprised. As a young woman and single mother fighting to have a brighter future, I feel like I’m not moving forward, which has a damaging effect on my mental health.

Trying to be a better mother for my daughter and being financially unstable makes me feel helpless and anxious. Sometimes it feels like an endless battle and although I’m constantly fighting to stay positive, some days I feel like there’s no hope.

Since getting involved with community projects and Young Women’s Trust things have been falling into place. I've learnt that there is a future for me.

Vanessa Simao

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