Essential Life Skills

Essential Life Skills

Essential Life Skills locationSt Albans, Hertfordshire

Essential Life Skills is a service offering one to one support and training to adults with mental health issues. I am based in St Albans in Hertfordshire and can see people in St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Watford and Hatfield. I have over 15 years experience working in mental health, initially in the voluntary sector for 13 years and then the last 2.5 years self employed.

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What do you love most about your job?

I love the sense of satisfaction in seeing a client learn new skills and improve the quality of their life and sense of independence.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I had worked for the past 13 years in the voluntary sector and always loved the one to one work working with people on the practical issues that so offen affect people when they have experienced a period of mental illness such as confidence building, self management, assertiveness, budgeting, looking after a home and dealing with paperwork and clutter.

Why should our clients choose you?

I am passionate about empowering people to overcome the obstacles that they face due to their mental health issues and know that maintaining wellbeing is a very personal journey that doesn't just require medication and traditional therapeutic interventions but there is often a need to learn or relearn practical living skills.

Work history from Essential Life Skills

Work History

Mental Health Support Worker

Guideposts Trust

From October 2002 to April 2014.

Facilitated weekly groups such as the Under 30s project, Pain Support Group and Art group, one to one support of linkwork clients, designing and delivering training, attending CPA meetings for the clients I linkwork.

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