This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and we couldn’t let it pass without giving a shout out to some of our colleagues that are talking openly about their mental health. After all, we all bring our whole self to work.
We dedicate today to all our colleagues dealing with mental health and those who have or are undertaking training with us to become a mental health first aider, or like Amy, are working towards a Higher Diploma:
When I started, I told my manager I had my struggles because I like to be open and honest, but I was worried because there is still a stigma around mental health. Keinan was more than understanding and asked me what he could do to support me. It was a big release. The management is excellent, always listening and putting things in place, so I feel safe. I feel stronger knowing I’m so supported.
I had to leave school early because of my mental health. However, since being with Discovery, I have gained many new skills and qualifications, including level 2 NVQ Diploma in Health and Social Care, and been promoted to Assistant Locality Manager; Discovery also sponsors me to get my driver’s licence.
I have always had an interest in caring for people. I qualified as a nursery nurse in the 1990s. I knew I wanted my next path to be connected to health and well-being to fulfil my ambition to care for people in my community. Since joining Discovery, I have achieved my care certificate and mental health level three. After just three weeks, I knew this would be my career for life. I am now working towards the dipHE (higher diploma).
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The Dimensions group (which Discovery is a part of) is awarded as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Wellbeing by Great Places To Work (2022)