What is a day in your life like?
In a word, varied! It can be entirely down to the patients you have that day, but no two days are ever the same. It can be busy and stressful at times, but I always feel well supported within my role.
If you could describe your role in three words, what would they be?
Fulfilling, varied, interesting.
What is it about your work that gets you out of bed in the morning?
Knowing that I will hopefully make a positive impact on someone’s day by either providing them with the support they need or signposting them to the most suitable service.
What is the most fulfilling thing about your work?
Seeing a significant improvement in a patient’s mood as a result of the work we do together.
What is the most challenging thing about your work?
Time restraints. As you build your case load and start to see more patients you quickly realise how tight some days can be.
It can entirely depend on the patient, but some days can be pretty full-on and you need to ensure you’re as organised as possible to keep on top of things.
What training opportunities have you been given so far?
I’ve been able to attend all of the CPD training days available. I’m due to start the long-term health conditions course next month and will also be starting my supervisor training course in the new year.
How has Everyturn Mental Health supported your career development?
Insight has allowed me to pursue interests and passions within my role. I’m currently the Wellbeing Champion for our service and I’ve also been doing a lot of work on our older persons pathway.
We’re able to attend any continued professional development training we find useful and my manager always checks in to review what we feel would be useful in order to progress in our careers.
What made you apply for your role?
I’ve worked in support roles for years and have a strong background in psychology. I needed that next step to tie my training and experience together in a way that I could then apply to this role.
Being able to train whilst working is so beneficial and although it can be tough, it’s incredibly rewarding.
What advice or encouragement would you give someone who was thinking of joining our organisation in a role like yours?
If you’re passionate about helping people, do well under pressure and want to feel like you’re making a difference then this is the role for you! The service is so supportive and will make sure you’re looked after.
If you’re interested in becoming a Trainee PWP, check out our current vacancies here.