Mental Health Support Worker at NHS South London

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
Review Date:
March 2020

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


This role involves the caring of mental health patient on how to support them toward their recovery. Assisting patients with personal care, daily activities on the ward, feeding, social inclusion - helping them to fill form housing, college and employment. My responsibilities on the ward are Shadowing during medication Shift Coordinating Admission process Writing care plan and risk assessment

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


Yes. Have learnt to administer medication, ECG, Handover, ward round, vital signs, admission, care plan, risk assessment, Mental Health section papers, Referral to care coordinators, dietitian.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoyed different placement area especially community teams. It has made me to be proactive on my role and to give better quality of care.

4. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The programme is well organise and I have lots of support from my educational team and has well has my placement mentors and colleagues.

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?


99 percentage my employer are always there to give me the right support that I needed and also gave me one the supernumerary day for me to catch with my university work.

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?


Limited support because our study day is one day a week which is not enough for us to study.

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?


Yes, it helps me to perform better in my role by been proactive with my work and taking leading role that makes me to support the team more.

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)


Yes. Team away day, reflective meetings, business meeting

9a. Would you recommend NHS South London to a friend?


9b. Why?

Because the Trust is very supportive and gives the best care to the patients.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to NHS South London?

My trust provides better quality of care.

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