With recently starting a work placed programme with Toonspeak, I have had the fantastic opportunity of working with the Shine Young Parents group. I took this opportunity to take part as a participant which was great fun, and really livened up my Thursday afternoons.

Being a young parent myself, I have a great understanding of the struggle you can have at times weather it be, having issues with confidence or finding it difficult to find time to socialise with other adults.

The weekly workshops were a fantastic opportunity for the young parents to have a break. To have two hours out of their week to socialize, have fun and ultimately gain a little bit of confidence.

At our feedback session a lot of the participants agreed that they enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people, in a fun and friendly environment which ultimately helped them build their confidence.