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Nine months as a Support Worker, and a fairly steep learning curve (part 3)

This series of posts explores the learning curve I have progressed through over the course of the last nine months. I’ve been working as a support worker for a homelessness charity in South West London, and I went into this position with some fairly strong ideas over how best to do the job, what it…… Continue reading Nine months as a Support Worker, and a fairly steep learning curve (part 3)

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Nine months as a Support Worker, and a fairly steep learning curve

Thirteen years ago I was diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia and hospitalised. I was assigned a social worker and a community psychiatric nurse, who then worked with me for about five years. They were part of the Early Intervention in Psychosis unit, and shouldn’t have worked with me for longer than about a year, but because…… Continue reading Nine months as a Support Worker, and a fairly steep learning curve

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A Sunday night outreach shift with my wonderful boyfriend

So Ru and I had a fairly memorable Sunday night. Usually we would be vegging out at mine, watching a film or something on TV, and maybe half-heartedly trying to get some writing done. Instead, at 8.30pm, we were layering up and preparing to head out on an Outreach shift. I have been volunteering two…… Continue reading A Sunday night outreach shift with my wonderful boyfriend