Miranda is 24 years old. She’s currently long-term unemployed and living in East Cornwall.
Growing up, she was diagnosed with ADHD, which hindered her school experience. “I enjoyed the social aspect of school but from early on I was labelled as the kid who wouldn’t make it and at times was quite heavily bullied”. Whilst working as a PA for a disabled child, she was diagnosed with chronic migraines, causing Miranda to lose confidence and end up back on Jobseekers
After signing up to the Talent Match project, Miranda met with Emma, a Navigator on the Game Changer programme. Keen to explore the digital media sector, she signed up and started working with Emma to build her confidence. During Miranda’s time on the project she’s experienced family issues which have been very challenging, but has worked on balancing these issues whilst focusing on improving herself and achieving her goals.
Miranda has been making excellent progress and says:
“Emma is excellent. She’s a great motivator and easy to talk to; she has supportedme through these challenges and encouraged me to explore ways of dealing with issues that may come up along the way, and I’m now in a better position to deal with future issues.”
Miranda is now exploring opportunities in digital media/marketing, whilst still receiving support from Game Changer. Since working with Emma her confidence has grown and she’s started to attend interviews.
“It’s been a joy to work with Miranda – she’s a lovely person and has so many skills! We’ve explored Eden Project filming opportunities, met with a digital consultant in Plymouth, and more recently considered social media roles. You should check out her Youtube channel – xMadDisaster – she’s got some seriously good video editing skills!” .