I wanted to get involved with CUBE because I realised that not everyone is as lucky as me with recieving support! I felt I could volunteer and give something back to the Barry community, as some people may be experiencing a lot of extremely difficult times in their lives, so they may need some advice, help and a friendly face! I love socialising and interacting with people. I feel extremely accomplished, useful, empowered and happy when I’ve done something amazing in my life, especially for Barry’s wonderfully supportive community! It’s always nice to give something back, no matter what happens in life!
I first heard of the cube a few months back and was completely overwhelmed with the potential of how beneficial this project will be to so many individuals and families,
I realised the aim is to help a wide range of people and these kind of services are so desperately needed in the vale of Glamorgan. From a personal point of view I joined the fundraising team out of giving back and to support tammi and max for all of their input they helped me with over the last few years..
Tammi I met through supporting me through the initial stages of overcoming a domestic abuse relationship and max has been there ever since guiding me through the aftermath of dealing with how to live and make a difference beyond trauma. throughout life I have have faced great challenges supporting family members with mental health and also battling high functioning anxiety myself. I have guided and supported people I love through substance misuse and even lost some along the way.
I am currently a full time mum of a child with ADHD and I am a full time Carer for 2 of my niece and nephews who require intensive theraputic parenting. To be part of this project and to know how much of a difference and comfort it will make knowing they are not alone is an accomplishment in itself.
I am excited about the Cube, it is a carefully planned network, that will support individuals who are going through a hard time and help them to turn their lives around.
I have been working in Community Arts for over 20 years ago I have worked with vulnerable individuals and groups of different ages and backgrounds. Through the arts we create a safe and trauma sensitive environment and provide opportunities for individuals to express themselves, improve their self-esteem and well-being.
I am looking forward to being a part of this amazing project and to working with people like Tammi who are experienced and passionate and are making a real difference to so many.
I have wanted to become involved with the community in Barry and mental health for a long time. I have been lucky enough to get this opportunity and want to take full advantage. As a sufferer of mental health I understand how difficult it is to get help and the right help. This centre focuses on positivity, togetherness and community commitment. It will help men, women and children, and reduce isolation and loneliness. The aim and commitment is to be able to have an open community centre that helps all and understand individuals. I am proud to be a part of what I believe will be a founding step towards a different way of helping the community and a way of coming together under one roof to support each other. I will use my experience, troubles, happy times and not to happy to help, relate and understand what can be done to provide a service that Barry needs.