"I'm on my second placement in Brecon at the minute. I really enjoyed the acute placement Oct 2014 to Dec 2014 and asked if I could come back for the CMHT which is also going really well.
"It was lovely being on Felindre Ward; all the staff were really welcoming, friendly and involved me in everything I needed to be getting stuck into for my learning experience. It was good to see how services are run in a rural area and because there was only me and one other student on placement there, we were spoilt for choice with things to be getting involved with.
"My current placement with Brecon CMHT is going equally as well; I'm the only student here, my mentor and all the other staff are great and again, they're all really good at getting me involved in things for me to be able to get the best out of my experience. It's good to be able to get continuity with the CMHT after being on the ward last time; it seems to help the processes make sense.
"I've tried expressing to people in university about how good these placements are and I think a few of the girls are up for it - It's really good to see how services on all levels are run in different areas but I'm also finding the learning experience much better as well."
Kristy Thomas – S13 Mental Health