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Freya's Story

I would encourage anyone to volunteer with Solent Mind if they’re interested in helping others with their mental health and would like to develop their own clinical skills!

Hello! I’m Freya, one of the Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWP). I have been qualified since September 2020, following 1 year of training with italk.

I started as a volunteer with italk, doing data entry and co-facilitating the Managing Moods course in the summer of 2018, whilst completing my University degree. My volunteering was extremely helpful to know whether I’d be interested in becoming a PWP and was a very rewarding experience to have face to face contact with patients. 

Not only did this experience help me write my application, but it also meant I was able to speak with confidence in the interview about how much I was enjoying teaching others how to manage their mental health and my aspirations to continue to do this as a PWP. 

I would encourage anyone to volunteer with Solent Mind if they’re interested in helping others with their mental health and would like to develop their own clinical skills!

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