"I just want to say thank you"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult Mental Health Services - Community (City)

(as a volunteer/advocate),

Things were alright before meeting staff from the Social Inclusion and Wellbeing Service. They gave me a kick up the backside. Before that I was missing something. They got me on a Creative Writing Course, then a Film Course, then a Photography Course. That has kept me busy, otherwise I would have been sat around, smoking. It has stopped me smoking as much, as I am occupied.

I used to volunteer at the Sue Ryder charity shop in Sherwood, but I wanted something closer. I now volunteer at the new Marie Curie shop in Bulwell. I can catch a tram there. I really enjoy it, especially on the till. It is a good skill to have. I try to do 5 hours.

Nothing could have been done better. I just want to say thank you - it has been productive. It bothers me a bit if I am discharged, as I will lose the support. It has been part of my life and has filled a gap.

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Responses

Response from Julie Swann, Team Leader, Social Inclusion and Well-being Service, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear Spida,


Thank you for sharing your experience with the Social Inclusion Service. You have developed lots of interests and have been involved in a variety of activities.
I would like to reassure you that the team would sign post you on to appropriate support agencies before you are discharged.
I will let the team know about your posting and your positive experience and I wish you well with your recovery

Kind Regards

Julie Swann
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