Anna Brooks, Assistant Psychologist and part of the EoE Psychological Professions Network.
I recently joined the East of England Psychological Professions Network (PPN) as an Assistant Psychologist. Having worked across Hertfordshire and Essex in other Assistant Psychologist posts, I had already heard about the amazing work the PPN were doing to promote various Psychological Professions and knew that this was something of which I wanted to be a part.
The Psychological Professions week (#PsychologicalProfessionsWeek2022), in November, is an opportunity to come and hear about career routes in various psychological professions, as well as some of the very current issues within the professions, such as inequality. As someone with aspirations to further develop my career within the psychological professions I am really looking forward to hearing from other members of the PPN, both regionally and nationally, about the current professions as well as the future of psychological services.
In my second week in this role, I was invited to join a working group for one of the sessions, a co-production between the London and East of England PPNs (with Dr Estelle Moore and Dr Maggie Rosairo), and Experts by Experience (EBE). They were planning a session on the involvement EBEs have in psychological professions, and the undeniable value they add to healthcare services. I was so excited to be invited to join in the co-production of this session as I have seen first-hand the benefits of having EBE involved in the way psychological services are formed. I know it is going to be a great session and I look forward to seeing you there on the 15th November!
If you would like to attend some, or all, of the sessions, during the Psychological Professions Week, between the 14th and 18th November, please register, for free, here: PPN (ppweek22.com)
Or if you would like to become a member of the PPN and receive regular updates and newsletters about the psychological professions, please sign up here: PPN - Why join us?