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by Prosopon
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:57 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

Thank you for the supportive comments! I feel proud of myself for sticking by my morals, even though I was facing one of my biggest fears. What's your new job, Esuma? I hope you get through occupational health quicker than I did! Thanks, Mush. I knew that really but was so stressed by the situation ...
by Prosopon
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:48 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 ...
by Prosopon
Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Support worker discussion thread (eg smoking vs smoke free)
Replies: 10
Views: 3822

Re: A day in the life of a healthcare assistant (inpatient).

Thank you for the people who responded to me. The smoking thing is an interesting issue but I personally don't think people should have to put their health at risk. The interview that I thought was for a medium secure forensic setting actually turned out to be a step-down service for people with acq...
by Prosopon
Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:12 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

Thank you so much for the responses Geishawife and Dice, and I truly appreciate you sharing such a personal experience, Dice -- what you said was definitely extremely helpful. I did end up handing my notice in last week and my last day will be at the beginning of next month, thank goodness, as my ma...
by Prosopon
Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:54 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

I'm in such a difficult situation right now. Bizarrely I STILL haven't heard if my potential employer can make adjustments for me and am therefore in a kind of limbo. However, things in my current job have reached crisis point and the working environment has become unbearable. I'd go as far as sayin...
by Prosopon
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Support worker discussion thread (eg smoking vs smoke free)
Replies: 10
Views: 3822

Re: A day in the life of a healthcare assistant (inpatient).

I have an interview tomorrow for a healthcare worker role in a medium secure forensic setting so read this with interest. But I'm a little worried about the whole cigarette break thing! Rabbit, did you seriously have to breathe in the smoke?! I'm all for pitching in and doing unpleasant work if it i...
by Prosopon
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:22 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

hah, people are trying to snap you up! Glad it's all working out :lol: Thanks, Mush. :D I must admit, my anxiety is starting to go back up as I have not heard yet whether they can make the adjustments recommended by the doctor. The recruiting officer seemed to think he would be able to let me know ...
by Prosopon
Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:28 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

sparklepants wrote:I'm thrilled for your proposon! Like geisha, I've followed your story. Best of luck with the next steps :)
Thanks, sparklepants (love your username, by the way!)
by Prosopon
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:40 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

I've been watching this thread with interest but have not commented so far as I've had nothing extra to add! But I now feel compelled to post and say just how inspirational your journey so far has been! You really are to be held up as an example of what can be achieved in spite of the barriers you'...
by Prosopon
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:15 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

Thanks, Esuma and Randomswirls. I truly appreciate the support. And yes, I think I will be taking my concerns further. So... today is shaping up to be a good day! In the last hour I have received an email from the potential employer to say I have clearance from Occupational Health. The recruiting of...
by Prosopon
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:28 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

Hi Prosopon, I'm sorry to hear that things are still difficult within your current work, however I think it's a credit to yourself that you're able to recognise and reflect on situations. In terms of the concerns you raised about the care, are there any other colleagues that you're able to discuss ...
by Prosopon
Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role
Replies: 34
Views: 16721

Re: Feeling very demoralised in support worker role

Ok, I'm sorry to hear this. But I'm not shocked they've asked you to come in - considering you've mentioned there’s rather a lot of things. Dr's can be rude (but maybe it was just a bad telephone manner?). Also things taking a long amount of time in the NHS is not shocking, it's their OH which has ...
by Prosopon
Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: UEL New Process
Replies: 7
Views: 3840

Re: UEL New Process

Just to say I empathise Prosopon and to hopefully offer a ray of sunshiney hope for you! :) Likewise, I experienced depression whilst completing my undergrad degree and scraped a 2:1 (through a rule at my uni that meant if your third year average was above 60 you could be bumped up to a 2:1 overall...
by Prosopon
Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:37 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

My telephone consultation today did not really go especially well and I now have to have a face-to-face meeting with a doctor. I'm under the impression though that it is just so they can be sure they are offering the right advice to my potential employer on adjustments, not that they think I am inca...
by Prosopon
Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: UEL New Process
Replies: 7
Views: 3840

Re: UEL New Process

On this note, I did a science degree and then moved into psychology. I did a two year conversion course in psychology, then a Masters. I got a 2:1 in my first degree, although it may have been below 65%. I got a 1:1 in both my psychology degree and Masters. I wonder would they count the conversion ...