Video: Mental health support turns young man’s life around

When Andrew Boyles was 18 he started being ill with his mental health and dropped out of a law degree at university.
Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

He sought help and says his counsellor, who works for RDaSH has saved his life….and career.

Andrew, of Armthorpe, now a police officer, said: “I started being poorly while I was at university four years ago and I dropped out. Initially I was diagnosed with mixed anxiety and depression.”

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Last October Andrew headed to his GP where he was offered the support of RDaSH mental health experts who work in the East Doncaster Primary Care Network, set up as part of a community mental health transformation project.

Andrew Boyles .Andrew Boyles .
Andrew Boyles .

“I was diagnosed with personality disorder,” said Andrew. “I started therapy with RDaSH and started further counselling sessions through work and took medication.

“It’s all probably saved my life and my career,” he said.

“I can now go to work everyday and get through.

"I’m not fully recovered but I’m well on the way to getting there. I’m also not stressed out all of the time.”

"The support I’ve received has really helped me.”

You can watch Andrew’s story here