A Day In The Life Of...A Project Manager (Mental Health Service)


In December 2015 i-studentglobal spoke to a number of healthcare professionals to find out a bit more about their daily working lives. We spoke to a Project Manager for the Mental Health Service. She studied a BSc in Psychology with Clinical & Health Psychology and an MSc in Clinical Psychology at Bangor University.

How long have you been working in your current role and how many people work within your department?

 I've been working in my current position for under a year. I started out as a Social Care Worker and recently progressed to the position of Project Manager.

Is there such a thing as a typical working pattern? How many shifts do you usually work over a 4-week period?

My working week is 37.5 hours and I typically work 9am-4:30pm Mon-Fri however I often work longer hours, double shifts or weekends. I can also work a 'sleep-in' shift, where I sleep overnight at work and respond to emergencies where necessary.

What are your day to day duties?

My main duty is to support service users on their journey to recovery from mental illness. This involves support planning, risk management and liasing with the local community mental health team. I also supervise staff, provide or arrange training and complete health & safety audits.

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