• Question: How did you know that your jobs were what you wanted do?

    Asked by 772menb25 to Psychiatry Ward Team, Neel - Psychiatrist, Home Treatment Team, Early Intervention Team, Ed - Mental Health Nurse, Arts Therapy Team, Annabel - Head of HR on 30 Jan 2019. This question was also asked by 255menb55.
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      Arts Therapy Team answered on 30 Jan 2019:

      mandy : I did two volunteer posts with art therapists and a foundation course and workshops so I had a good idea before training

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      Early Intervention Team answered on 30 Jan 2019:

      I volunteered in a local hospital when I was 16 and I liked how the nurses talked to people and the care they showed to families. I kind of knew from then that I wanted to work in a caring or nursing role.

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      Sheffield Psychiatry Ward Team answered on 30 Jan 2019:

      Hi, Emma here 🙂

      Definitely agree with the other answers – I did some work experience and volunteering in the NHS and in care homes.

      Sometimes it’s a late decision – I have lots of friends who switched from Nursing to Medicine, and some that have come from backgrounds such as florists, banking and teaching!

      I think you never really know until you do it – when you start working and it doesn’t feel like work you’ll know.