During my time as a student at FDAMH I have been amazed and humbled by the eagerness of service users, staff and volunteers to welcome me as a valued addition to the organisation. The contribution that FDAMH makes, not only in supporting those experiencing mental ill health, but also in challenging the stigma that they face is outstanding. I feel very privileged to have spent my placement year here and I have taken mental health to my heart due to the fantastic example set by the team.
The support does not stop with the staff and volunteers, as all members of the FDAMH community are supportive of each other. When I first arrived, I likened the atmosphere in the centre to that of a group of friends meeting for a cup of tea and a chat. I now firmly believe that it’s more than that. FDAMH is a shining example of a family! I am very grateful for the support I have received while studying for my HNC, and I consider this placement to have provided invaluable, practical experience that could never have been learned from a book.
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