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by bunnies
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Have you thought about becoming a psychiatrist?
Replies: 42
Views: 24434

Re: Have you thought about becoming a psychiatrist?

Jessibelle wrote:
bunnies wrote:Please everyone update us on your progress. I am very much considering this..
Just heard back from one of my four courses (and my top choice) - I have an interview! :mrgreen: Let's see how that pans out.
Congrats :D
by bunnies
Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: STR Worker Info
Replies: 14
Views: 10311

Re: STR Worker Info

Does anyone have updated links for this?
by bunnies
Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: look over my first ever trainee PWP cover letter?
Replies: 5
Views: 4132

Re: look over my first ever trainee PWP cover letter?

1pcni wrote:Hey I don't mind having a look either...I am working at IAPT services one day a week
Hi!
Thanks but I already sent it off before I got any replies. Thank you very much though!
by bunnies
Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: look over my first ever trainee PWP cover letter?
Replies: 5
Views: 4132

Re: look over my first ever trainee PWP cover letter?

haymond wrote:I don't mind, PM me
Thank you but I actually sent it off before I got a reply

Thanks very much though :D
by bunnies
Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies: IAPT
Topic: look over my first ever trainee PWP cover letter?
Replies: 5
Views: 4132

look over my first ever trainee PWP cover letter?

Hi all,

I have written my cover letter but was wondering if someone would look over it for me. Atm I'm worried its a bit too long but am not sure what to get rid of!

Thanks in advance :D
by bunnies
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Medical model of mental illnesss
Replies: 3
Views: 2183

Re: Medical model of mental illnesss

My understanding is that broadly speaking, the medical model implies that mental illness is the result of physical anomalies within the human body (think neurotransmitters, brain structure, genes, etc). Generally speaking, my understanding of the associated treatment would be mainly medication. My ...
by bunnies
Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Medical model of mental illnesss
Replies: 3
Views: 2183

Medical model of mental illnesss

Hi guys, I've been told that my service follows the medical model of mental illness in it's treatment although I have never even heard of it! Can anyone explain it to me and direct me to a good place a I can learn about it. Also, if anyone has any advice as to how to relate it to an inpatient CAMHS ...
by bunnies
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Struggling with support worker role
Replies: 7
Views: 4283

Re: Struggling with support worker role

Hi bunnies! I have been in support work and care for a while. Firstly, yes, I have had similar experiences. I have been held up against the wall, by the neck, by a 50 year old ex boxer. I have been slapped, had my wrist broken, and been stuck in a lift with a schizophrenic woman who was accusing me...
by bunnies
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Struggling with support worker role
Replies: 7
Views: 4283

Re: Struggling with support worker role

I just wanted to offer you some reassurance - in the past, I have worked as a support worker in CAMHS inpatients and it can definitely be quite an intense environment, especially when as a support worker, you spend 100% of your time with the service users. Similar to you, I had no real training, or...
by bunnies
Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Struggling with support worker role
Replies: 7
Views: 4283

Struggling with support worker role

Hi guys! Just looking to vent and find out if anyone has had a similar experience to me. I'm currently working at an inpatient CAMHS unit. Within my first five days I've had to convince a patient to drop a weapon, help someone out of an intense flashback and have 1:1's with a service user who is spe...
by bunnies
Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Have you thought about becoming a psychiatrist?
Replies: 42
Views: 24434

Re: Have you thought about becoming a psychiatrist?

Please everyone update us on your progress. I am very much considering this..
by bunnies
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Accepting a job that you don't want?
Replies: 6
Views: 3036

Re: Accepting a job that you don't want?

When I was offered my recent NHS job it took 4 weeks before I was formally offered it anyway. You can always decline at that point! I wouldn't worry.
by bunnies
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Not sure what to do?
Replies: 15
Views: 6974

Re: Not sure what to do?

Can't you do 6 months in the job and then leave to travel? 6 months is a respectable time for a support worker role for someone who wants to climb the ladder. It will also give you time to get disillusioned with the job and want to leave anyhow ;) Unfortunately not. That was my original plan but it...
by bunnies
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology related placement
Replies: 11
Views: 4406

Re: Psychology related placement

At university I ran eating disorder groups for a charity Student Minds. I still volunteer for them now. See if your uni has it? or try to set on up?
by bunnies
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Not sure what to do?
Replies: 15
Views: 6974

Re: Not sure what to do?

I'm about 4 posts too late here but just wanted to empathise with the situation bunnies - for the first low-paid entry level jobs I got, I always felt like they were doing me the BIGGEST favour by hiring me and that I couldn't ask for anything or be a bother at all because they didn't need me like ...