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by Prosopon
Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How to decide between two career paths
Replies: 4
Views: 3631

Re: How to decide between two career paths

I had a similar dilemma with psychology v. speech and language therapy. It took me a long time to make the decision, and the one thing that broke me out of my dithering uncertainty was realising that I could be equally happy in both careers, so I didn't have a right answer and a wrong answer - I ha...
by Prosopon
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How to decide between two career paths
Replies: 4
Views: 3631

How to decide between two career paths

When I decided I would like to work in the mental health field I identified four careers that interest me: nursing, occupational therapy, clinical psychology and social work. I spent a lot of time researching occupational therapy and came to realise it is not for me. This was further confirmed when ...
by Prosopon
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: 60 credits of Psychology
Replies: 8
Views: 4249

Re: 60 credits of Psychology

I'm sure you did well based on your own ability and not because the course was easy! Like you i wanted to use the 60 credits as a bit of a taster and to see if i have any kind of aptitude for the subject, i'd like to apply to the University of Nottingham and they specify 60 credits of psych are nee...
by Prosopon
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: 60 credits of Psychology
Replies: 8
Views: 4249

Re: 60 credits of Psychology

Surely if you got a distinction then that bodes well for your conversion course, a sign of things to come! Have you applied for any conversion courses? Well, you'd think so, but I'm worried I only got a distinction because the course was relatively easy! I honestly can't tell if the course really w...
by Prosopon
Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Struggling in my first job in mental health
Replies: 6
Views: 4453

Re: Struggling in my first job in mental health

Thank you very much for your helpful and detailed response, lingua_franca. I am not expecting deep, life-changing conversations with people, but would like to have meaningful engagements, and I would consider chats about general things to be meaningful, yet struggle with that too. I think I am a bet...
by Prosopon
Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: 60 credits of Psychology
Replies: 8
Views: 4249

Re: 60 credits of Psychology

Hi there, Thanks very much for your reply. Did you find it quite a challenge academically or was it easily manageable? I don't have a psychology background at all so i would literally be starting from scratch!! Hi, I did not find it overly challenging. I ended up passing it with quite a high distin...
by Prosopon
Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: 60 credits of Psychology
Replies: 8
Views: 4249

Re: 60 credits of Psychology

Staffordshire University do an online 60 credit University Certificate in Psychology. I completed this course a few months ago -- let me know if you want to know anything about it.
by Prosopon
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Struggling in my first job in mental health
Replies: 6
Views: 4453

Re: Struggling in my first job in mental health

It might have suited clinical issues. Any new role is hard. An inpatient ward is an incredibly challenging place to work! It takes time to feel comfortable. You, like other support workers are being asked to deal with things that are really difficult and probably with inadequate support. I found a ...
by Prosopon
Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Struggling in my first job in mental health
Replies: 6
Views: 4453

Struggling in my first job in mental health

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum -- I wasn't entirely sure where it would fit best. I've recently started my first job in the mental health field, working on an acute inpatient psychiatric ward and I am finding things very tough, so much so that I am now on reduced shifts because my own health ha...
by Prosopon
Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: MSc Psychology Conversion Course Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 8716

Re: MSc Psychology Conversion Course Advice

Hi Kel, are you able to go to open days or campus tours? That might help you to decide. When I did my undergraduate degree I loved the sound of a course at one particular university, but when I went to an open day there I did not get a good vibe from them at all and ended up going elsewhere. I don't...
by Prosopon
Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Need some advice please: hate support work
Replies: 28
Views: 13064

Re: Need some advice please: hate support work

I'd just like to say thank you to everyone for their replies. I have taken on board everything that you have all been saying, explained that it wasn't for me before giving notice, and had my last day as a support worker for that company a week ago. I have straight away found a job as a 'Student Sup...
by Prosopon
Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Reasonable adjustments
Replies: 3
Views: 3617

Re: Reasonable adjustments

I'm definitely not a qualified CP but I have asked for a similar adjustment to this before so thought it might be useful for me to share my experience. The psychologist who diagnosed me with Asperger Syndrome pointed out that I do not use much body language. When I started applying for jobs and gett...
by Prosopon
Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Etiquette for requesting time off before even starting job
Replies: 1
Views: 2804

Etiquette for requesting time off before even starting job

I was given a start date for a new job last week and immediately made them aware of a date I absolutely cannot work, which is almost two weeks after the start date. They seemed to be absolutely fine with this. However, I have just remembered my mum has bought me a theatre ticket for another date not...
by Prosopon
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role
Replies: 34
Views: 16721

Re: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role

Congratulations that's great news it's all proper and confirmed now! :) I'll (hopefully!) be a healthcare assistant in a private mental health hospital - even though I've been doing support work for three years I still haven't got much experience within mental health as I worked with people with AB...
by Prosopon
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Need some advice please: hate support work
Replies: 28
Views: 13064

Re: Need some advice please

I feel like the role mainly revolves around providing personal care, making food or cleaning rather than communicating with the residents. I do get to do this, and sometimes get to support them in going and and accessing the community but less so than other tasks. This has been my experience in my ...