I chose the Applied Health and Social Care Top-up course following enjoying my time studying with Worcester for my Mental Health FdSc. I knew I was passionate about helping people, but didn’t yet know the specific branch of Health and Social Care that I wanted to work in, as it is such a diverse sector.
The course was supportive, friendly and most importantly interesting, with modules reflecting what is important in current practice. I am now working as a Wellbeing Coach, a branch of Social Prescribing, through a local Worcester based charity. This role involves helping people with low-level mental ill health via psycho education and evidence-based self-help techniques.
I have the lecturers on this course to thank for this, as they arranged guest speakers from different organisations, helping to inspire and raise awareness of roles I had never heard of- including the role I am now practicing as!
In the future I hope to return to Worcester to enrol on the Psychology MSc, in order to aid my practice and further enrich my understanding of mental health.