Why You Should Never Sacrifice Your Mental Health For Mental Health Services

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. This week we have an article from a former mental health support worker who left their job to save their struggling mental health. The individual who wishes to remain anonymous discusses their experience as a support worker in an adult inpatient unit. This has to be one of the most eye-opening articles that we have ever published! Continue reading Why You Should Never Sacrifice Your Mental Health For Mental Health Services

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Diagnosis Shaming from Mental Health Professionals

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. This weeks guest article is from Rowan Wild who shares her experiences of “diagnosis shaming” from professionals. Rowan really goes deep on how something as simple as communication can have such a long term impact on service users. This is an article that should be read by EVERYONE within the mental health sector and should a lesson for all future professionals on the importance of their role! We hope you enjoy this article as much as we did! Continue reading Diagnosis Shaming from Mental Health Professionals

From No A-Levels to Building A Mental Health Service: The story so far…

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist! This week’s guest article comes from Stacey Pyle who has gone from No A-Levels to Building Her Own Mental Health Service. She previously struggled for years with her own mental health and found herself in her mid-20’s HOMELESS and a single mother of 3. Despite all adversity, she persevered to gain an access course to medicine where she received a DISTINCTION which subsequently led to an unconditional offer to study psychology. Stacey refuses to settle for the ordinary and is about to launch her own mental health service called “The Foundation Centre” which is backed by the Princes Trust. This is her story so far…. Continue reading From No A-Levels to Building A Mental Health Service: The story so far…

4 Ways to Keep Yourself Healthy Whilst Working In Mental Health

Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. Within this article we explore how to keep yourself healthy whilst working in mental health. This article was written by a member of the PsychAssist team who is currently a support worker and they give their perspective of how to look after your own mental health whilst working in such a demanding role. This is something we hear many graduates and support workers talk about so we know this is a topic that we had to address. Hopefully this will be able to help you in your journey! Continue reading 4 Ways to Keep Yourself Healthy Whilst Working In Mental Health

What to Expect in A Clinical Doctorate Interview

As you may be aware, IT’S CLINICAL DOCTORATE APPLICATION SEASON! Which probably means that you’re stressing about getting your application in, whilst silently hoping that this is your year to get onto the course? Nevertheless, have you ever asked yourself, “What actually happens at a Clinical Doctorate Interview?” This is something may of Psychology Graduates ask; however there is hardly any information out there on this topic. Within this post we will discuss the 3 main elements of ANY Clinical Doctorate Interview. Continue reading What to Expect in A Clinical Doctorate Interview

Timeline: Clinical Psychology Doctorate Application Process

It’s that time of year again. You know that air of optimism from Psychology Graduates feeling confident that this is “Their Year” to get onto the Clinical Psychology Doctorate. Nevertheless if you’re a recent graduate (and anything like I was), you probably have never heard of the Clinical Psychology Doctorate. This inspired us to make a timeline for all you “new” Psychology Graduates to the application season. Within this article we will discuss each stage of the Clinical Psychology Doctorate and when you are likely to hear from the different Universities. Continue reading Timeline: Clinical Psychology Doctorate Application Process

So What do PWP’s Actually Do?

This is a question I hear more and more Psychology Graduates ask me. This is the job role that would be ideal for any Graduate looking to put all the learnt theory into practice; however UNIVERSITIES DON’T PROMOTE THIS JOB ROLE ENOUGH in my opinion. I remember when I first decided I wanted to pursue a career in Psychology; I thought my days would consist of seeing clients and then formulating what they needed for the next session. I was shocked that it took me A WHOLE YEAR OUT OF UNIVERSITY to find such a job role that I could have jumped into straight away without needing a doctorate. If you’re interested in knowing what this magical job role consists of then read below on WHAT PWP’s ACTUALLY DO. Continue reading So What do PWP’s Actually Do?