I started with CSWS in May 2016 helping at Coastal walking group and the open groups in Littlehampton and Worthing as well as doing 4 hours of call-backs a week. I was then asked if I would also do the Men’s group and then later the My Future group in Worthing. This was at age 65 when I thought my working life was over.

In January 2017 I joined the SPOC Bank team getting paid to work on the Response Line for 12 hours a week. Then in July 2018 I joined the Mental Health Team as a member of Staff, I am now involved in both SPOC training for new starters and the Carers Group Training which I helped to create.

So far from the quiet life I was fearing, I enjoy working for an organisation that really does care for those who are looking after someone else. Which I really do enjoy doing. (Roger, 2019)

Roger (left) with our Men’s Group