Volunteering helps Abigail secure a route into mental health support

Volunteering helps Abigail secure a route into mental health support

Abigail's dream was to find work in the Mental Health sector, working in a support role. She had a lot of experience in similar sectors and had been working as a Volunteer for the NHS and had previous experience working as a PCSO and Care Worker.

To help her explore training options to work in this field, Abigail contacted Inspira who deliver the National Careers Service her area. Abigail felt that upskilling and building confidence in her chosen area would be the best progression route in the Mental Health sector.

Abigail and her adviser explored possible training options ultimately deciding on an online option via a local college as it would fit into her existing commitments as her mum’s carer. To prepare Abigail and to get her into the best position for success, Tracey, the Inspira adviser supported Abigail with updating her CV. Using the relevant Job Profile on the National Careers Service website, Abigail and Tracey concentrated on the required skills and knowledge by exploring Abigail's transferable skills, and including those in the newly revamped CV.

Abigail said “Since being contacted by Tracey from National Careers Service, my prospects have improved. Tracey listened and advised on many different courses which I may be interested in. I have now started my chosen course online and I’m very happy with all the support I have received, from NCS and the college.”

Good Luck Abigail and all the best for the future.