Each month we will bring you behind the scenes to put the well deserved spotlight on our staff that help us make a difference to communities throughout the North East. This month meet Tom Mohan, Senior Link Worker for Community Connect Stockton-on-Tees.
Can you give an overview of your role?
I am the Senior Link Worker for Community Connect Stockton-on-Tees, and my role is to support the general public with improving their health and wellbeing through information, advice, guidance, signposting, and referrals. Community Connect is a social prescribing service that offers one-to-one, or group sessions and we also deliver digital inclusion and health and wellbeing programmes in the community. I work full-time based at Catalyst House in Stockton alongside several other Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) managed projects. Describe a day-to-day in your role.
Some days can be back-to-back appointments via phone calls or in person. Others can be catching up on admin and organising informational packs for clients or liaising with other services to make referrals. We attend many community events too which is a great way to inform the public and services alike about the support we provide.
What do you like about working for the PCP?
I started working at PCP back in 2014 when I was just 19 years old. I started as an Admin Apprentice and have been given many opportunities to progress to where I am today. I had no intention of working within health and wellbeing but nearly ten years later I am still loving it. I’ve made some lifelong friends working in this organisation and have been supported both professionally and personally by those around me to no end.
What is the most rewarding aspect of the role?
Being able to support those within the community and to see them progress and improve their health and wellbeing through small or large changes.
Has there been any additional training you’ve done since you started working for the PCP?
I have been given the opportunity to further my knowledge and skills by completing many different training courses since joining PCP, including Health Trainer training, Business Management, Mental Health First Aid, and Adult Education Training.
If you are interested in joining our team, we have lots of opportunities across the North East and in sectors inclusive of health and wellbeing.
For more about what the PCP offers, visit www.pcp.uk.net, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01325 321234.