• Question: What's the hardest part of your jobs?

    Asked by 598menb37 to Psychiatry Ward Team, Neel - Psychiatrist, Home Treatment Team, Early Intervention Team, Ed - Mental Health Nurse, Arts Therapy Team, Annabel - Head of HR on 7 Feb 2019. This question was also asked by kiril_.s21.
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      Sheffield Psychiatry Ward Team answered on 7 Feb 2019:

      Hi, Emma here 🙂

      For me it can be really hard when patients are having a really hard time. We see people who may have lost jobs, relationships, friends, homes, their children – all sorts. It can be tricky when they are at rock bottom but we try and help them start to rebuild and get well enough on the ward that they can start thinking about what to do when they are discharged. We also try and help them recognise what being unwell looks like for them so they can hopefully get help earlier in the future if they were to relapse. Sometimes it can be sad, even though it is very rewarding.

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      Neel Halder answered on 9 Feb 2019:

      Sometimes it is heartbreaking to hear some stories of people who have had difficult pasts, but you get training in that and ultimately it is rewarding when you can help them.