Teaching for the Recovery College gave me the belief I could still do my job at a time when I was doubting myself.
Three years ago worked started to cause me stress and, having reached the point when I felt going to work was not an option, I was looking for an alternative. Teaching for the Recovery College gave me the belief I could still do my job at a time when I was doubting myself.
The benefits of volunteering are often publicised for the organisations but not for the people who volunteer; yet you can gain as much as each other from the experience. On a very practical level, volunteering can give you a reference when you are ready to apply for a new job – always worth considering.
“Our Caz”, had been picked by the police and was in a psychiatric hospital somewhere in north London and she needed to be brought back “up to a ward up north...”. “C’mon lad, we’re off to London” dad said.