Danny is 11 years old and has been waiting to be matched with his very own Friendship Works mentor for six months.
As Danny’s mum is unwell, he tries to support the family by looking after his little sister and doing the household chores. Mum’s frequent hospital visits make Danny feel anxious and when she is away, he finds it difficult to cope with school and can lash out at friends, meaning he’s often lonely. On top of this, Danny hasn’t had any contact with his dad in over a year. We asked Danny what he wanted from a mentor and he said, “I would like someone to talk to, who can help me out. It should be someone I can have a laugh with, who will help to do new things.”