I Love my job! In my role as a Young Persons Mental Health Worker I work with Children and Young People aged between 4 and 18yrs. I offer 1to1 support at a tier 2 – early intervention – level within schools, supporting children and young people who are experiencing a range of issues that impact on their mental health and emotional wellbeing. They may or may not have a mental health diagnosis.
Following my graduation I began work in Northamptonshire NHS. My first position was within an adult acute psychiatric treatment ward as a nursing assistant (a real eye opener and I feel it was a great starting point for me and I really enjoyed it!) Continue reading →
Since graduating from my B.Sc. I have worked as a research assistant at the University of Lincoln on a range of different projects. In 2009 I completed a M.Sc. in Child Studies and then moved on to study for a Ph.D. in Education. I am in the final write up stage of my doctorate and have just begun full-time employment in my current post.
My current Job
Lecturer in Special Educational Needs, Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln. I support higher education students’ learning in a range of subjects including education studies and special educational needs and inclusion. I love my job and really enjoy the opportunity to help students develop their potential and achieve their learning goals. It is all I hoped for and more. Continue reading →
Studying at University was an amazing experience (I would honestly go back and do it all again). I had great support from my course tutors, I met brilliant friends who I still keep in touch with and I was able to learn about all the different areas of psychology (finding my interest in Clinical Neuropsychology).
I gained as much experience as possible through my degree. I completed two weeks work experience with a Clinical Psychologist, I volunteered for charities (Mind and Rethink) and I worked part-time as a Support Worker with adults with learning disabilities for three years. I was also fortunate enough to complete my third year project with Dr. John Hudson (clinically based research based on clients with epilepsy and their cognitive deficits). For this research I completed a battery of neuropsychological assessments and some psychometric assessments. This research was submitted for publication.