‘Hello! I’ve been at 4Winds since November 1995, I feel privileged to have worked alongside so many committed people; this includes those who work for and those who use 4Winds – the involvement and expertise of those with lived experience has shaped and continues to shape our unique service which is user led and user managed. I believe that 4Winds fulfils an important role in mental health service delivery locally and I’m delighted that we manage to maintain our ethos and commitment to easily accessible frontline services whilst providing a high-quality professional service.’
‘I have worked at 4Winds since December 1996 and value the support and service the organisation provides. 4Winds is very inclusive and treats people with respect and dignity whatever your background maybe. No two days are the same at 4Winds, but the work is very rewarding, knowing you have made a difference to someone's life no matter how big or small it may seem; I think it is such a valuable organisation.‘
‘I have worked at 4Winds since September 1998. 4Winds has always set, and maintained a culture of respect, dignity and courtesy to those using and working in the service - values which should never be compromised, and never are. This is why I have chosen to continue working there.‘
‘I have worked at 4Winds since June 2019. My role is to support and enable people with mental health issues on their journey towards recovery. Sometimes this involves practical support such as help with housing, or signposting to different agencies and, sometimes it can be sitting with someone who is feeling very low, sometimes it involves using guided self-help resources.‘ (Nina retired in September 2022, but has re-joined the team on a part-time relief basis).
‘I have worked at 4Winds since September 2019 but have worked within the sector for 26 years. My role as a Project Worker is varied and allows me to work with groups in the centre, in the community delivering training courses, and working 1:1 in 4Winds. This diversity allows myself and my colleagues to access a large number of people who require support and guidance whilst going through a difficult time. Working in 4Winds means that I am able to work in a way that is consistent with my beliefs of equality, diversity and a non-judgemental ethos.‘
‘I have worked within the health sector for 7 years and for the 4Winds Association since 2022. I appreciate the opportunity to work for an organisation that takes a holistic approach to support. I find this invaluable and so important in gaining a full understanding of an individual's experiences, allowing space and time for tailored support.‘