Ben's doing really well with setting up activities for his impromptu gap year. This morning was the second Tuesday morning he helped out at school, doing a bit of teaching practice with the sixth form history and politics groups and loving every minute.
He also went to a second interview at Games Workshop on Friday for a Saturday / Sunday job. No news yet... Plus he's applied for a couple of voluntary jobs - and taken his CV round the local shops and cafes, and those not-so-local, too. One cafe even got him to make a coffee to prove his Barista skills!
Nothing is progressing on the social front, unfortunately. So I've set him the challenge of arranging to see at least one friend this week.
And nothing's progressing on the NHS referral front - for additional therapy to sort out the underlying food / social issues that prevented him from staying at university. So I've been in touch with some private therapists. I haven't heard anything yet except from the dietician - the same dietician Ben saw over the summer.
In the meantime, to help things along we've tweaked our famous Contract so it's relevant to the challenges Ben is facing at the moment - mainly social anxiety challenges.
So that's it for the moment, really...