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My career in mental health – Donna’s story

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I’d worked in admin jobs for the past 28 years or so, most of that within the NHS; but I’d reached a point in my life where I needed to do something different, something more patient-centred.  So when I saw the advert for an Office Skills Technical Instructor, I applied, not thinking in a million years I’d actually get it!

I’ve been with New Opportunities Worcestershire for a little over a year now, and I’ve never been happier. My colleagues are fantastic to work with, each of them very skilled in their areas. Team meetings are always informative yet fun, and laced with lashings of homemade cakes!

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A day in the life of Clare Knighton Peer Support Worker

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Here is an overview of my life on a typical working day – Every day is different and that’s what I love most about it!

I have been a Peer Support Worker since November 2015, where I use my lived experience of mental health difficulties to help others recover. I started work on Harvington ward in Kidderminster and then now I work on Holt ward in Worcester. 

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