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« on: March 05, 2012, 10:37:56 AM »

So a week today I am starting my training to volunteer with Mind, once I've completed the course and passed the assessment I will be doing one to one appointments with service users signposting them to therapuetic services and groups run by Mind.

In all my working life I've never worked face to face with people, I've always had office based jobs and a lot of phone contact.  I have been on home visits in my current voluntary work but not on my own.

It feels quite scary and I'm doubting my abilities to do the job.

Also I'm not the most reliable of people but have to fully commit to this.
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 01:14:51 PM »

You have a lot going on right now, its understandable that you are feeling a little anxious - its really positive all the stuff you are doing hon, it really is  Smiley littlehug1
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 01:21:36 PM »

I think it's understandable that you have worries about the work, but I'm sure they wouldn't have appointed you if they didn't think you were more than capable.. xxx

I think your doing so well at the moment, putting yourself out there and going for things, I really admire you; it's not something I've managed to achieve ...

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 04:17:59 PM »

Just wanted to agree with previous posts, you wouldn't have been appointed if they didn't have confidence in you, its not the kind of thing that they will let just anyone do. Its natural to be a bit nervous but don't doubt yourself and there will be plenty of help and support for you until you get fully condifdent.

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 06:05:22 PM »

Thank you for the replies and reassurances.

I think it's because I will be seeing clients on my own that I feel nervous but hopefully after the intensive weeks training I will feel better about that and equipped with the skills to deal with whatever comes up.

For the training itself I will be in a group of 14 which is daunting and I wonder what I will do in breaks and lunches, I'm crap at socializing and making small talk.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 07:19:34 PM »

I'm the same with socializing, usually end up going for a walk or being very interested in my mobile texting anyone I can think of even calling to get the time off the talking clock.  blushing Anything so I don't have to talk to anyone; but strange think is when I can't avoid it any longer its usually not all that bad. You can always just talk about the training if you really get stuck, but I'm sure you'll be fine.

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 07:21:45 PM »

Yeh I'm sure the training will set you up well hun, they won't let you go off on your own unprepared.. xxx

as for the socialising; i'm sure there will be others on the course that hate small talk as well .. you could always talk about hating small talk lol !

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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2012, 06:43:14 PM »

Thank you again  littlehug1

I'm really getting worried about what I would have to do if someone talked about sh, I assume this will be covered in the training and that there will be guidelines but it's still anxiety provoking.

I'm due my depot next week, I thought I'd just miss a week but my CPN is talking about me getting off early one day and she will come to my flat to give me it.  I don't want to have to ask for time off but if I finish at the set time I won't be home til about 5.30pm and my CPN will be finished for the day.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2012, 07:32:01 PM »

 
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2012, 07:34:24 PM »

I'm pretty sure all of that will be covered in training. I know when I've done training for support work roles, there has been information on what you should do if someone presents to you with self harm or suicidal thoughts.


I would ask if you could leave early on the day you're due your depot. Would you feel comfortable explaining why? Being the organisation they are, they should be understanding.


I'll be thinking of you. I have training on Thursday and Saturday for a similar scheme.
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