Q: What’s your name or pseudonym?
A: The Masked AMHP
Q: Where can we find you on the Twitter/blogosphere?
Q: What three words would best describe your blog?
A: Informative, entertaining, thought-provoking
Q: What’s your role in social care?
I am a social worker and Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) working in a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT).
Q: Why did you start blogging/tweeting?
A: I wanted to let people know what it was actually like to be an Approved Mental Health Professional – the dilemmas and difficulties we face in the role, the factors we take into account in reaching decisons, and the sometimes strange and surreal situations we find ourselves in.
Q: If you could recommend one of your blog posts to social workers what would it be?
Q: Can you recommend a social care blog (apart from your own)?
A: The Not So Big Society blog
Q: What’s your favourite non-social care blog?
A: The excellent (and award winning) Mental Health Cop
Q: What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen in your job?
A: A naked man who believed he was Jesus Christ successfully passively resisting the attempts of six police officers to remove him from a police cell.
Q: What tip would you give to NQSWs or people thinking about becoming social workers?
A: Take every opportunity to gain new experience.
Q: What’s your most hated jargon in your job?
Q: Best biscuit for a tea break?
A: Plain chocolate Hobnobs
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