Healthcare Support Worker
The culture on campus is so open and friendly to everybody, which enabled me to express myself freely.
Lewis returned to campus in 2015 for the Psychology Alumni Conference. We caught up with him during the day to find out more about his student expereince, how it felt to be back on campus and who his hero was!
How did it feel being back on campus?
It felt great! It was good to see some of my favourite lecturers and friends that I don't get to see anymore. I felt like a real adult.
How do you feel your time at Leeds Trinity has supported you in your career and life more generally?
Although I haven't reaped much rewards in terms of my career yet, Leeds Trinity has definitely made a huge impact on my life in general and given me a lot of confidence. The culture on campus is so open and friendly to everybody which enabled me to express myself freely.
Can you give a brief summary of your current role(s) and how it came about?
I currently work as a Healthcare Support Worker on a medium secure psychiatric unit supporting women with a range of mental health issues, such as personality disorders and schizophrenia. I assist in implementing treatment plans and support the mental health nurses with treatment.
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Compassionate, introspective and underdog.
Who is your hero?
My hero would have to be my 'dad', a man who raised me as his own. He transferred a lot of his wisdom to me and has forever encouraged me to chase my dreams and does whatever he can to support that.
What would be your dream job?
My dream job would and will be to have my own private wellbeing centre that offers counselling, spiritual guidance and personal empowerment sessions.
What advice would you give current students/recent graduates embarking on a similar career path?
Think further ahead than right now, don't just dive into something. Research what experience you need to gain and in what roles to get to where you want to be. Not all roles provide you with the opportunity for progression.