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What our staff say

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We employ people in a range of roles, both clinical and non-clinical, and some of our staff have agreed to speak about their experience of working for us.


Andrew Eurich,

Nursing assistant, child and family services, Ash Villa, Sleaford

“It’s about letting young people be young, having a game of pool with them and getting their trust whilst ensuring they listen and are able to recover.”

“Sometimes I see teenagers who have left the unit at college or elsewhere and it’s great to see that they have gone on and developed into happy individuals.”

Deborah Blant,
Ward manager, older adults acute services, Manthorpe Centre, Grantham

“Older people’s mental health services have often been seen as a Cinderella service, but with many people living longer and the demographics of our population changing, it is becoming increasingly important. Older people deserve respect and as high quality care as anyone.”

“The majority of our patients are cognitively impaired to some degree, but this often means that people rely on their emotions a lot more – feeling a lot, but perhaps being unable to communicate as they once could. It is very important to the team that we see people as individuals, putting their needs first and not labelling them with simply their diagnosis. That is why it matters so much to take a person centred approach, to find out what they like, what they used to do and who they were, in order to help them maintain their identity.”

“I love working with older people, they have so much life experience and knowledge. When they are poorly it is so challenging to care for them as their mental health needs often come hand in hand with increased physical care needs.”

Gail Frankowski
Social work practice supervisor, Community Mental Health Team, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston

“I mainly work with people to help them recover from mental health problems and enable them access to work, volunteering and education opportunities so they can reintegrate with the community.”

“It’s this direct contact with service users, their carers and families that I find most satisfying; it’s great when a positive recovery is achieved and I try hard to offer a good level of support so that relapses can be avoided as much as possible.”

Jane Lancaster
Acute care manager, Crisis Response and Home Treatment Service, Grantham.

“I’ve worked in practically every area of mental health but I love working in acute care as no two days are the same for either managers or practitioners.”

“I enjoy seeing members of staff come in to the unit and develop – it’s a good feeling. I provide them with regular supervision and help them develop their nursing skills and strengths to enable them to progress and deliver the high standard of services required.”