This is my first post so take it easy on me guys!
I'm currently an undergrad studying psychology but I struggle with mental health issues and have really been stuck in a rut recently that I need to break out of. I am now thinking of taking a year out of uni to get some work experience and take a break from the pressures of uni.
The field that I want to go into is mental health, preferably working with young people or criminals. I just don't know how to go about finding a placement!
Can anybody suggest any good organisations or give me tips on how & where to find a placement?
Many thanks in advance!
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- Thread Starter
- 27-01-2016 22:30
- 29-01-2016 15:56
https://do-it.org/ has loads of voluntary placements available, you can specifiy what "area" you want to work in too, like prisons, with youths etc.
I volunteered as a Rehabilitation Mentor at my local prison with it.
Also, Cruse Bereavement Care run a course (£300) which will train you over 10 weeks? to become a Bereavement Support Worker (essentially a bereavement counsellor). Again, I did this and it was fantastic experience with my own clients that I had to arrange to see etc. They provide supervision for you too.
I've also worked in a tier-4 residential unit for teens with mental health disorders, which was interesting. I worked for Cambian, so you could look on their website.
- Thread Starter
- 29-01-2016 16:17
Thank you! That all sounds amazing, especially working at your local prison! I'll definitely check that website out.