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by Prosopon
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Off sick during fourth week of new job
Replies: 4
Views: 3130

Re: Off sick during fourth week of new job

Look after yourself. No one owes it to ANY employer to work themselves ill. And if you've offered to work an alternate day and they've said no then 1) they know you're not just messing about and 2) the place won't collapse in your absence. Easier said than done but really try to focus on getting be...
by Prosopon
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Self-conscious when facilitating groups
Replies: 5
Views: 3888

Self-conscious when facilitating groups

I just started a new job as an Activities Coordinator in a care home for people with dementia (which I am doing alongside my Psychology conversion course) and feel like I am doing quite well in some respects. I am running groups such as Arts and Crafts, board games and Movie Nights etc and am enjoyi...
by Prosopon
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Off sick during fourth week of new job
Replies: 4
Views: 3130

Re: Off sick during fourth week of new job

Sorry to hear you are unwell. Stay off until you are well. It depends on their policy, but everywhere I've worked counts the periods of absence rather than the number of days - so taking one day off or one week off, is recorded as a single absence. So it can actually end up worse on your sickness r...
by Prosopon
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: Off sick during fourth week of new job
Replies: 4
Views: 3130

Off sick during fourth week of new job

I have recently started a new job as an Activities Coordinator in a care home and this is my fourth week, but yesterday I had to go to the Urgent Care Centre with severe abdominal pain. The nurse I saw diagnosed Gastritis and I was advised to take antacids and eat small, bland meals etc, which I hav...
by Prosopon
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Master's degree or Postgraduate Diploma
Replies: 10
Views: 5309

Re: Master's degree or Postgraduate Diploma

Just saw this - I'm also 29 and about to embark on a career change. It's scary so seeing this is encouraging!! I have two masters to do because although a straight A student I plummeted in my degree with personal stuff getting in the way and got a 2:2 but I hope it will all be worth it! Yay for the...
by Prosopon
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Help! Where can i do 60 credits
Replies: 9
Views: 4775

Re: Help! Where can i do 60 credits

I did a 60 credit course via distance-learning with Staffordshire University in 2015 and enjoyed it a lot. :)
by Prosopon
Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Cannot start job until January, but so desperate to apply
Replies: 4
Views: 7209

Re: Cannot start job until January, but so desperate to appl

Nobody can answer that apart from the employer but it seems unlikely that it would be okay. They are recruiting now so presumably they need someone to start as soon as possible, not in five months’ time. However I am a big believer of going for things and seeing what happens. You may get offered a j...
by Prosopon
Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Master's degree or Postgraduate Diploma
Replies: 10
Views: 5309

Re: Master's degree or Postgraduate Diploma

Thank you, both. I think I will go for the MSc as it will give me more options. And I think I need to slow down! I'm so impatient to get to where I can apply for clinical training that I am in serious danger of not appreciating or enjoying the journey. It's just hard to start attempting to build a ...
by Prosopon
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Group for health professionals with ASC, SpLDs, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 2906

Re: Group for health professionals with ASC, SpLDs, etc.

Hello, I'm diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome (and also think I have dyscalculia, though haven't been officially diagnosed) and would be interested in joining please. :)
by Prosopon
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Master's degree or Postgraduate Diploma
Replies: 10
Views: 5309

Re: Master's degree or Postgraduate Diploma

Thank you, both. I think I will go for the MSc as it will give me more options. And I think I need to slow down! I'm so impatient to get to where I can apply for clinical training that I am in serious danger of not appreciating or enjoying the journey. It's just hard to start attempting to build a c...
by Prosopon
Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: Master's degree or Postgraduate Diploma
Replies: 10
Views: 5309

Master's degree or Postgraduate Diploma

I've had an offer to do a Master's conversion degree, but because I have previously done a 60 credit university certificate in psychology, they have also given me an offer to complete the Postgraduate Diploma conversion course instead. I am not sure which would be the best option! The PgDip is short...
by Prosopon
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: To be or not to be a CP? MMU/Leeds conversion course
Replies: 6
Views: 4087

Re: To be or not to be a CP? MMU/Leeds conversion course

Thank you so much to you both for your replies. Prosopon - that's great to know of someone who is on a very similar journey to me, thank you so much for posting! That's really exciting that you will be starting your masters in September, how are you feeling about it? :) can i ask what you are doing...
by Prosopon
Tue May 31, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Psychology degrees, conversions and postgrad qualifications
Topic: To be or not to be a CP? MMU/Leeds conversion course
Replies: 6
Views: 4087

Re: To be or not to be a CP? MMU/Leeds conversion course

Hi raglangirl, we have some things in common! I am also 29, have also decided this year to pursue my ambition of becoming a CP and will be starting a conversion course this September, and also have recently gotten back into work having been unemployed for a long time due to illness. At the moment I ...
by Prosopon
Tue May 03, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview
Replies: 16
Views: 12819

Re: Cringeworthy things you said in an interview

I'm sure I've said a lot of cringeworthy things in interviews but I can’t remember anything specific. However, my worst interview moment has to be when I cried! That happened last year during an interview for a peer support worker post. It was such a horrible day! I’d travelled to London for the fir...
by Prosopon
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How to decide between two career paths
Replies: 4
Views: 3616

Re: How to decide between two career paths

Do bear in mind the differences in certainty of the two career paths and the levels of competition. In the broadest sense, social work is a career for which not enough suitable people apply, whilst clinical psychology is a career for which there is intense competition at every step, and many people...