I have lived in Brighton for 13 years. I grew up in central London, moving to Brighton to study English and Film at Sussex. I work part time as a receptionist at Arch & part time as a massage therapist. I am very interested in persistent pain, helping people to manage their pain better, and to live well with pain. I am passionate about politics, equality, and the environment. In my time off I like to read, watch films/TV, cook, see friends, enjoy nature, and have a dance! A big part of my time when I’m not at Arch is spent learning about the body, the nervous system, pain neuroscience & pain management, and massage therapy.
I think what attracted me most to working in homeless healthcare was the opportunity to serve people who are having, or have had a very difficult time. Access to good healthcare can literally shape our lives, I was compelled to find out more about how we’re helping people here in Brighton and put my skills to good use! In my work as a massage therapist I mainly work with people who are quite affluent, this always felt slightly odd to me & working in homeless healthcare gives me balance.
As a receptionist at Arch my role focuses on the day to day practicalities of our practice; greeting patients, booking appointments, handling communication on the telephone and via email. We get to speak to lots of people and handle all the different requests we receive, we get to interact with all of our patients and our whole team of admin & clinicians.
The best things about working for Arch are; firstly our amazing team & patients, and secondly the fact that I feel truly proud of my job when people ask me ‘what do you do?’