I work as a Trainee Assistant Practitioner (Mental Health) at St Ann’s. My role involves providing psychological support to patients, families and carers. This includes carrying out initial assessments, providing bereavement support and also cognitive behavioural therapy.
It’s something I’ve been through myself, so I have an idea of what people are going through. Five years ago, my nan Brenda and my uncle Andrew were cared for by St Ann’s at Little Hulton and died within a few months of each other.
We're only a small family, so to suffer two big losses in such a short space of time was hard. I was blown away by the care and support from St Ann's and to lose my uncle so soon after my nan was heart-breaking. Eventually, it made me stronger and made me feel passionate about helping others through the journey I've been on. Natalie
My dream was always to give back to the very special place that cared for my family with such incredible care and compassion. In January 2020 my dream came true and I am now a very proud member of the St Ann’s team. I love my job and supporting people, often at the most difficult time of their lives.