As time went on, the time I was working was becoming interspersed with ever increasing periods where I would be out of work. I was actively seeking work but never got the break. This, coupled with a few personal issues, led to me feeling what I would describe as moderately depressed. Some days I felt fine but some days I felt really awful. I looked on the internet, researched and enquired around about what help was available for somebody in my position. I found that there was little or no service provision that suited my needs. What little there was out there was, I felt, not designed with modern, creative, social, aspirational, creative young people in mind.
So I began the process of designing The Open Door Centre. I wanted to come up with a service that offered an outlet to a demographic that is on the whole neglected by existing services. This is not to say neglected in terms of being ignored, but the services I encountered, by design, are not tailored to the wants, needs and interests of the modern young person. What I ultimately developed is an amalgamation of my passionate interest in music coupled with direct therapeutic intervention and, crucially, packaged in a manner in which modern, young people can feel comfortable, understood and at ease.