Private Mental Health Support Worker (recommended by IamPsychiatry)

- Mr Abul Subhan: Call 07942 581310 or Email abulsubhan@gmail.com 

- Private rate: £20/ hour for immediate support in mild to moderate mental health problems

 

Background, Training, Skills & Experience

I work as a facilitator for Bedfordshire and Luton Recovery College, part of the East London NHS Foundation Trust rated Outstanding by the CQC. I have also enjoyed working together with Dr Iqbal Mohiuddin in the NHS for many years in the past, as part of a multidisciplinary team. 


I started working in the community in1987 since the age of 18. I started working on a voluntary basis in various community centres and youth clubs. Over the years I have worked with patients from many diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. In the early 1990's I joined Bedford council as a youth worker working with young people running a youth club. I facilitated workshops on drugs and crime awareness, supporting young people to stay away from crime, stay focused on studies, and teaching life skills.

I joined mental health services in 1996 as a residential support worker at a rehabilitation unit. I have successfully supported clients with their daily living skills and activities. I have also facilitated and supported my clients in engaging in many social activities and hobbies, e.g. sports, swimming, badminton, gym, outdoor activities, fishing, camping, walking groups. I have supported my clients in learning important life skills e.g. cooking, daily budgeting, enrolling in education courses, helping them to recover, and become independent. In1999 I also joined Bedford Council as a part-time community support worker in a mental health team. I have continued to work with people from many diverse backgrounds.

I consistently receive positive feedback from my clients and my colleagues. My talking therapy skills have positively impacted on my clients' views of their future by listening to and supporting them in their life struggles. I have successfully worked closely with many clients' families to help them rebuild bridges and regain lost relationships through delicate mediation.


I joined Luton Brough Council from 2000 until 2013. I wanted to gain knowledge and experience working with young people with various disabilities challenges including Autism, challenging behaviour, Down's syndrome, Asperger's syndrome, and OCD. I supported many clients with complex emotional and physical health needs. I worked as a smoking cessation adviser from 2001 to 2005.

I have also worked as an interpreter for Luton Borough Council, Milton Keynes Council, inpatient mental health units, forensic mental health units, and Path2Recovery drugs and alcohol specialist services in Bedfordshire. I can speak Bengali, Sylheti, Hindi, Urdu, and I can speak some Punjabi.
 

I have gained all my skills and experience by working closely face to face on a one to one basis by listening carefully to my clients and by being there for their best interests. I am flexible and approachable. I have found that building a good rapport, talking and having a good laugh with my clients is the key to their recovery. From my experience, I have found that people do not take mental health issues or diagnoses as seriously as they perhaps should, unlike physical health diagnoses. I believe that if people get the right support and help from the beginning then they can recover quickly.

Qualifications

NVQ BTEC Barnfield College, Luton, 1995
Access course, University of Luton, 1996
Introduction to Mental Health, 1997
Counselling course, Barnfield College, Dunstable, 1999 
Talking therapy course, 2000

Alcohol & Mental Health course, 2000
Multicultural Awareness course including Health and Ethnicity, and Planning for cultural competence, 2001

NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Community Mental Health Care, West Hertfordshire College, 2002
 

Please call or email me to arrange independent and private mental health support today. I offer mental health support and advice face to face or online by Skype or Zoom, or by telephone. I work independently from IamPsychiatry and I am grateful for their recommendation and support.

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