One of the greatest success stories we have heard is of a man who came to St Wilfrid’s Centre in Sheffield, having had a complete nervous breakdown and was at a point when he was unable to communicate with anyone and frightened of coming out of the house.
Keith Dewsnap was heavily medicated and at the time saw no hope of returning to normal life, which was compounded by his marriage breakup. St Wilfrid’s Centre encouraged him to take part in the workshop activities and quickly found that he was very good with his hands and at practical tasks. He had indeed in the past been a qualified mechanic and they soon benefitted from his skills in the workshop. His quality of life improved, as did his confidence and self-esteem and very soon after starting in the workshop he was able to stop taking medication completely.
In November 2013, he attended an interview at the Centre for a paid Workshop Tutor position and he got the job. This man is very professional in his approach and is able to give full support to people who are perhaps in the same position as he was. This is the ultimate giving back to society. The award was presented to Keith on 27th November 2014 in Sheffield.