‘A woman wants to die. As a social worker, I help her see that life matters’

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My job as a mental health social worker involves supporting people in crisis and advocating for others

The hospital team’s consultant psychiatrist and I meet with Colin, who’s been referred by his GP. He hasn’t left home on his own for a month because he’s been hearing voices which make him believe he’s going to be kidnapped. The psychiatrist discusses medication with Colin, and I speak to him about the things in his life that affect his mental health.

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