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Pete

Pete

Pete

Pete
PAL and Tech Support

“I have been working with Real Lives since 2013. I provide recovery-focused, person-led support drawing upon my own personal lived experience, training and work within mental health services. I value honesty and healthy, balanced approaches, taking small steps to reach the individual’s goals. I work very hard at organising myself in order to stay consistently reliable and dependable. I also work on the Real Lives IT systems and provide support to other members of staff.”

 

Adam

Adam

Adam

Adam
PAL

“I have been a PAL at Real Lives since 2014 and in that time supported a number of clients. I am able to be a consistent role model in a someone’s life and adapt with them as their journey develops. I would say my support style is relaxed and flexible. I work well with people of all ages, both men and women. I have a good track history for doing good cleans, shops and helping people organise their homes. I am currently studying at University and I enjoy Yoga and other sports.”

 

Nigel

Nigel

Nigel

Nigel
PAL

“My previous career in engineering surprisingly perhaps has furnished me with interpersonal skills that I have been able to bring to my role with Real Lives, such as communicating with a diverse variety of people from all walks of life. I have studied Recovery principles and mindfulness both of which I use daily. I like to work in a laid back and easy-going manner supporting people to live the lives they want to. I like to walk and jog for fitness, for relaxation I love to read and listen to music.”

 

Mike

Mike

Mike

Mike
PAL

“I enjoy working at Real Lives as it gives me the opportunity to talk to people from all kinds of different backgrounds. I enjoy computer games as well as football. During support sessions I’m open to doing all sorts of activities. I have experience of working with clients with mental health challenges and learning disabilities, and previous experience working with children. I am naturally empathetic and have a friendly approach, I enjoy learning new approaches and gaining new experience.”

 

Matt

Matt

Matt

Matt
PAL

“I am keen to provide one to one support both within the home or in the community. I lead an active lifestyle so would be happy to engage people in sports and leisure activities in which they felt comfortable. I have previously worked as an administrator for mental health services as well as volunteered for an organisation which facilitated social groups for adults with mental health challenges. Additionally, I also have my own lived experience, which helps me to empathise and understand the difficulties that others are facing.”

 

Sally

Sally

Sally

Sally
PAL

“I have two years of support work experience so far and am looking forward to meeting more clients through my position as a PAL. I like to be active and enjoy providing encouragement for others to keep active, I appreciate the benefits of spending time outdoors as well as becoming involved in the community. I am very keen to support individuals to make their homes comfortable and clean environments to be in, so am not afraid to get stuck into helping organise belongings and cleaning in the home. I like to connect with others through common experiences or interests, as well as embracing differences. I hope I can provide some much-needed motivation and support to anyone seeking help in their lives and help them to move forward.”

 

Scott

Scott

Scott

Scott
PAL

“My past experience is helping people in the community and volunteering for disability direct. I like walking, I like fishing, playing pool or snooker, going to play golf, going to the gym, swimming or just having a good talk about anything.”

 

Jamie

Jamie

Adam

Jamie
PAL

“I have years of experience supporting individuals with complex issues such as mental health, domestic abuse, substance misuse and all round advocacy needs. I am trained to NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care, Advice & Guidance and have a strong knowledge of mental health issues, therapies and medications. I have also recovered from lived experience of mental health, which gives me passion and empathy to support others in similar situations. I have extensive experience of how stigma and lack of understanding can affect sufferers, and I am passionate about changing universal knowledge on these issues. I am really into music, health & wellbeing and spending quality time with family.”