Lauren works for our partner charity, Adferiad Recovery, as a Support Service team member. As part of her role is also a moderator for Clic, safeguarding our online peer support community. Before starting her job with Adferiad, she studied Psychology BSc at Reading University.
"It is truly heart-warming to see the other users supporting each other through anything they may be feeling or experiencing"
While at university, I volunteered for a similar platform to Clic called MeeToo so I was confident in becoming a moderator for Clic as I was able to transfer similar skills and experience to the role.
Through my volunteer role with Clic I enjoy building a good rapport with the users and getting to know them. It’s rewarding when users come back to us and tell us that we’ve helped them in some way. It is truly heart-warming to see the other users supporting each other through anything they may be feeling or experiencing.
I've learnt a lot from speaking to the users on Clic – in particular, that everyone’s situation is different and that we all suffer different hardships, but that each person’s experience is just as important as another's
Clic has taught me to be more patient and that recovery is a process that can never be rushed.
Through my experience with Clic and Adferiad Revovery, I’m hoping to get the opportunity to study a MSc in Forensic Mental Health to eventually secure a position as a mental health professional, where I can help people and make a difference for a living.
If you’ve been inspired by Lauren’s story why not join Clic today? It’s completely free and a welcoming and safe environment for everyone.
"It didn’t take long for me to realise that I had found a safe, relaxed and very friendly place to be."
"Group members all have their own issues, but we all come together for support and that’s what helped me."