We are delighted to welcome Brian Robertson to Forces Children Scotland as our new Wellbeing Worker.
Brian will play a crucial role in the development of our Your Mind Matters project, funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. He will connect with children and young people from serving, reservist, and veteran backgrounds and their wider family to support them to overcome unique challenges to mental health and wellbeing, as well as build trusting relationships with them.
We met with Brian to talk about his hopes, taking the role forward.
What attracted you to apply for the role?
“I was keen to return to working with young people and families as I have in the past, and especially people who have experienced trauma in their lives.”
Have you previously worked within the Armed Forces community?
“Although I have not previously worked with the Armed Forces community, I am still nonetheless excited to start my journey working within the community, particularly with the young people and children from serving, reservist, and veteran backgrounds as part of my new role.”
What unique experience can you bring to the role as a youth participation worker?
“I am able to connect with people in a very natural way and I believe this will allow me to build strong relationships with the children and young people that Forces Children Scotland support.”
What are you looking forward to with regards to the role and your future with Forces Children Scotland?
“I am looking forward to working with the team at Forces Children Scotland who are passionate about the work they do. I also believe that the opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of young people and children from serving, reservist, and veteran families which will be very rewarding for me personally.”
Forces Children Scotland works with children and young people from serving, reservist and veteran families. If you would like to get involved or know someone who would like to get involved in Scotland, please contact email@example.com