13 July 2016
Faces of Bristol Mental Health: Becky Piggot
Job title: Crisis Worker in BMH's Crisis
1) What does your job involve?
We use a range of different interventions to provide emotional
and practical support to people who are experiencing a mental
health crisis. It also involves "sign posting" and linking people
up with other organisations who can help them too.
2) What do you enjoy best about your role?
I enjoy hearing people's life stories. I like listening to
people sharing their feelings - it's a privilege to do that. It's
quite an intimate role to be in, to develop trust with someone in
order to support them better.
3) Describe how you are feeling today in three
Mellow, communicative, organised!
4) What do you do to keep mentally healthy?
I talk to colleagues, my partner and my friends a lot. Sometimes
I go to the gym. When I have the time I like to do artwork. I am a
qualified art therapist so creativity is a part of my persona and I
feel creativity is good for the soul.
5) What do you like best about Bristol?
I only moved to Bristol last August so I'm still discovering it.
I think Bristol has a good vibe. The best thing is the people,
they're really friendly. I love the Bristolian accent too.
6) What would you recommend that people try in the
Lots of things! I like strolling along Gloucester Road and
poking about in the shops. I also enjoy some of the eateries around
the Whiteladies Road area - Bravas on Cotham Hill in
particular does lovely tapas and sangria!