Cath’s story

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Partner

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.

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