Hi Gaz, thanks so much for speaking to me about Get The Boys A Lift. Before I start, I just want to give you guys some serious big up's on what you have achieved so far. Being an active campaigner for mental health myself, when I read about what you guys are doing I was blown away.
So, can you tell me about GTBAL?
GTBAL is a community interest and not for profit organisation who are based in at 7a Dew Street, Haverfordwest.
We were fortunate enough to crowdfund the project and be able to renovate an old pizza shop and turn it into a coffee shop and clothing store. We also have private spaces for counsellors, drug workers, youth support workers and so forth.
Our work involves sign posting and linking young people to support and professionals and make initial contact in a friendly and open environment, mainly targeted at the JAM (just about managing) generation.
Currently it's myself and Greg who head up the project full time, along with the help of Ryan, Tom, Wilson and Noah. As well as a number of other volunteers who have helped build the project.