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by jyddx
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What now?
Replies: 4
Views: 3758

Re: What now?

I won't make any comment on if you have 'enough' for an AP post as I don't really feel I have the experience to offer anything useful here but you I had similar £££ worries when trying to figure out post-grad life so thought I'd offer some thoughts on the money side of things. I think broadly speaki...
by jyddx
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Any advice on what NOT to write, any turn off phrasing?
Replies: 17
Views: 11173

Re: Any advice on what NOT to write, any turn off phrasing?

These are really useful, thank you. Is there a specific format for writing personal statements? I've found for NHS job apps it's worked best to just roll through the person spec demonstrating how you meet the criteria with examples. It always feels a bit clunky to me and that it would read better i...
by jyddx
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Support Workers Support Group
Replies: 9
Views: 5494

Re: Support Workers Support Group

I LOVE this thread! I've worked as a bank HCA within inpatient units for the past year and a half and while there are positives in the role, I often feel a bit irritated that i'm doing a job that I don't particularly want to do just to "get myself on the ladder". I do however, think that ...
by jyddx
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Support Workers Support Group
Replies: 9
Views: 5494

Re: Support Workers Support Group

Helloo! (this is actually my first time posting on Clinpsy in general - long term lurker :P. ) I've just recently accepted a job as a HCA in a CAMHS PICU and due to be starting beginning of November so think I'm going to be a regular poster in this thread haha. Am not looking forward to the 12 hour...
by jyddx
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Support Workers Support Group
Replies: 9
Views: 5494

Re: Support Workers Support Group

I think these kinda jobs can be especially saddening in the run up to Christmas. Nope, can't attend your hastily planned Xmas night out, nope won't be home in time for the house Xmas dinner, nope, no Xmas shopping done yet and not entirely sure when I'll fit it in as I appear to be on nights for the...
by jyddx
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Support Workers Support Group
Replies: 9
Views: 5494

Re: Support Workers Support Group

I think what you're proposing would be an excellent resource for people in your position and would certainly encourage it. As a slight aside, however, it might also be worth you approaching Assistant Psychologist groups in your area to see if they would allow you to join their meetings. For all tha...
by jyddx
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Support Workers Support Group
Replies: 9
Views: 5494

Re: Support Workers Support Group

Good idea for a thread! I did support worker as a 'first step on the ladder'... 4 years later I'm still working as a HCA. I've accumulated a lot of experience yes but I can't pretend it doesn't hurt to be doing a role someone fresh out of school could do after investing so much into a career I stil...
by jyddx
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: NHS Application Form - advice needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 4359

Re: NHS Application Form - advice needed!

Hi RoseKelly, I'd say a lot of this might be dependent on what job you're applying for. If it's a role that necessitates you being a graduate, for example, I'd probably include my A Levels. More support worker/HCA style jobs tend to ask that you have GCSEs as their requirement, so I suppose you coul...
by jyddx
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Support Workers Support Group
Replies: 9
Views: 5494

Support Workers Support Group

Calling all ye support workers, HCAs, ST&Rs and assorted other names for those of us who are fresh out of a psychology degree wanting to gobble up the journey as quickly as possible. Most of my friends are not psychology/mental health grads and have gone into shiny 9-5 Monday-Friday jobs, and so...
by jyddx
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .
Replies: 9324
Views: 1678160

Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

1) Relatively small physical problems can make you feel very miserable despite being totally minor in the grand scale of health-related things :( what a rubbish month. 2) At some point in that month, though, I finished uni (yay!) :D 3) Despite feeling pretty :( about it, the resounding summary of my...
by jyddx
Thu May 05, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: This website and forum, plus Aspire
Topic: WARNING - SLV Intl / SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements
Replies: 13
Views: 15102

Re: WARNING - SLVolunteers / Sri Lanka placements

So interested, yet not very surprised, to read this. Always had suspicions it was likely to be this way. We get endless emails from them circulated at uni too so I'm kinda sick of the sight of them. Good move, imo!
by jyddx
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Clinical Psychology PhD or Clinical Psychology Doctorate?
Replies: 1
Views: 1907

Re: Clinical Psychology PhD or Clinical Psychology Doctorate

I'm going into a conversion course MSc soon, so not even close to being able to apply for postgrad further training; but wanted some clarification on how coming away with one of post grad qualifications will differ from one another (listed below). The most recent attempt at clarification I received...
by jyddx
Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Papers and Journal Articles
Topic: paper request - annual review of clin psy
Replies: 1
Views: 1925

Re: paper request - annual review of clin psy

I've PM-d it to you :)
by jyddx
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Taking a placement year at university
Replies: 8
Views: 3992

Re: Taking a placement year at university

Hi guys! Im new here I would really appreciate your help :) I'm thinking of taking a placement year (paid or voluntary) between second year and third year of university. I'm really interested in clinical psychology and I wanted your help on what type of placements should I look for. It's really har...