by AY

I was very conscious about letting people know about my mental health problems. Then I met people from CMHA and became one of the active volunteers.

The name 'CMHA' has been in my head for sometime. The first time I heard about this name was in a magazine. There were times my mental health status was not very stable and I was lucky to have my parents by my side to support me. I was very conscious about letting people know about my mental health problems. Then I met people from CMHA and became one of the active volunteers.

I have worked for CMHA as a volunteer for about six months now and have worked at many different tasks in the office. I usually help to make phone calls to different psychiatric wards in hospitals so I have had the chance to meet different workers in the wards.

Most of the workers I have talked to are very kind and helpful; this has boosted my confidence towards the mental health services in the UK. Also as a volunteer at CMHA, I have had the chance to do administrative work like mailing, sticking stamps on letters and banking-in cheques. All the jobs I have done, I have enjoyed very much. Jobs like sticking stamps on letters helped me to build up my concentration levels and going to the bank to deposit cheques allowed me to learn the importance of interaction with other people.

By working for CMHA, I can learn more about myself as a person as well as widen my social circle and meet more people. Nowadays, I am so happy that my mental health problems have stabilised and I'm feeling good about myself.

 


我在華心會工作的曰子

作者:AY

大家好,今天我想講述關於自己在華心會工作的情況。起初,是透過一份報紙知道有關華心會的服務。因有一段時間,我自己的精神健康不是太穩定,但我很幸運有父母在身邊支持及鼓勵我。我很怕給別人知道我精神健康的問題,所以我便接觸華心會,參加他們的義工計劃。

在這六個月裡得到神的保守使我在華心會裡嘗試到不同的工作。我致電到不同醫院裡的精神病房,與他們的護理員介紹華心會。我很高興可以與不同的人溝通而醫院裡的護理員都十分友善,這使我對英國的精神健康護理增強了不少信心。還有,我有機會處理不同的辦公室的工作,例如:我有機會貼郵票,寄信和到銀行入票。每樣工作我都非常喜歡,貼郵票可以幫助我的注意力。去銀行入支票可以增強我和別人溝通的信心。

最緊要的是因為我的真神「耶和華」,衪的愛護和保守。使我有機會在華心會當義工。這使我更加認識自己及認識更多不同的人。現在我的精神狀況比以前穩定,使我對自己更加有信心。