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by missmoo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Let's talk about money

Thanks maven. No, I'm quite clear nobody owes me a living. I've also been clear upthread about why I'm not working and volunteering or otherwise doing two jobs. I'm a single parent with two young adult children with Aspergers, poor mental health and other psychological issues. They are both attempti...
by missmoo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Let's talk about money

Hi psychsars. Thanks for your suggestion. That post doesn't exist in Scotland. Polkadot's kindly suggested the route to a similar post which I thought was geographically restricted but that's not the case. I'm following that up.
by missmoo
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Let's talk about money

Thanks, Spatch. In terms of 'closed shop' I mean that one is not allowed to practice without having the professional body seal of approval. I have genuinely thought about mental health nursing (I find the pharmaceutical aspect interesting) but found from colleagues and friends in the field that the ...
by missmoo
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Let's talk about money

Many thanks, PolkaDot. I'm going to go to the info day at Stirling in July. I'd really appreciate some more info if I do apply, so thanks very much for the offer.
by missmoo
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Let's talk about money

Many thanks for the tip, PolkaDot. I've had a look at those but thought that, as they were based in either Edinburgh and Dundee, they'd be too far away. I wasn't aware that you could choose to work for a board closer to home. I also didn't know that the qualification could be used as a stepping ston...
by missmoo
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Let's talk about money

Thanks lingua_franca. I'm glad you found the right path for your career and your wellbeing. I got into psychology to support my kids' wellbeing and, based on that experience, a desire that there should be better access to mental health care. I come and go on whether it's worth it. I would love to wo...
by missmoo
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Let's talk about money

Thanks for the insight, Spatch. I'll certainly have a look into the texts you recommended and perhaps it will make more sense. CEng in civil engineering is the chartership route that I'm aware of, where there's several routes to qualification and a doctorate or even masters level study is not requir...
by missmoo
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Let's talk about money

Sorry - good luck to you too, lingua_franca. Hope you're successful in your interview!
by missmoo
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Let's talk about money

Thanks, lingua_franca. There are significant structural differences in health and social care here which really restrict the opportunities to work in posts that offer contact with CPs - I've worked full-time in this field for around 5 years with social workers, CPNs/ RMNs and psychiatrists but only ...
by missmoo
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Let's talk about money

Thanks for your advice, NotReally. Not sure I've been expecting it all to happen today as I've worked full-time in the mental health and NHS healthcare policy field for 5 years while doing my OU degree partly cos my old field won't have me back. That's why I'm so skint :) Unfortunately, clinical psy...
by missmoo
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Let's talk about money

I should add I'm in Scotland so availability of roles and funding is maybe a bit more limited than the rest of the UK.
by missmoo
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Let's talk about money
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Let's talk about money

Hi folks. I'm a mature career changer hoping to train as a CP but there's one major obstacle in the way - money. I'm not used to lavish spending and I've spent the last 5 years working as a support worker, healthcare assistant and project officer while doing an OU degree so I'm not used to big wages...