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The following names have been changed to give privacy to our young people.


Meet Jordan, a courageous and resilient 19-year-old woman questioning their identity and what it means to belong. When Jordan came to Young People Cornwall, they were able to access life-changing support and embrace who they really are.

Jordan’s point of view:

Growing up, I always felt like I was playing a role that wasn’t meant for me. The struggle with my identity was always at the back of my head. I felt lost and like I didn’t fit in anywhere. It wasn’t just about finding friends; it was about finding myself. I’ve often been teased for it and my mum didn’t really understand.

It made me angry, often getting into arguments and I didn’t know what to do. One of my friends convinced me to go to a YPC session. I didn’t want to go, but I’m happy I did. I started talking to people who didn’t know me or my background and that was nice. The workers were funny and talkative. It took a while, but I felt like I could open up more and wasn’t judged. I knew they were there for me.

A worker’s point of view:

When Jordan first turned up to our sessions, they’d put up some strong, defensive walls. They didn’t say much, but you could tell they were happy to be there. The more they attended YPC sessions, the more they opened up. Exploring identity is a deeply personal journey and Jordan bravely began to share their experiences and fears. We were there for Jordan, listening and understanding.

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