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Mental Health Awareness Week – Apprentice Goodie Bags

A total of 20 apprentices were all given something to smile about when they received goodie bags from Midland training group BCTG as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

The initiative saw Bev Morris, the business development and information, advice and guidance officer from The Apprenticeship Works (TAW), part of the BCTG group, visiting apprentices at their workplaces across the week to hand out the bags.

The bags contained both useful and relaxing items such as face masks, notebooks, inspirational quotes and hot chocolate sachets.

One of apprentices, Alex, who is on a Digital Marketing Level 3 apprenticeship with Skills For Logistics, was especially pleased as he has also received lots of support through weekly calls and regular e-meetings.

Alex, aged 21, from Chepstow said: “The support from TAW has encouraged me to push myself to be at my very best during my apprenticeship.

“The encouragement that I have received in the last year has solidified the proof that I always find a way to get back up and continue to demonstrate the five qualities in an apprenticeship.

“This includes kindness, resilience, a willingness to learn, positivity and an ability to demonstrate a strong work ethic.

“I also want to give a shout out to Bev Morris, my support officer at TAW, as I would talk her through my progress in our regular catch-ups and she would always give me encouraging feedback and generate a positive culture to helps me be at my very best.”

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