21 February 2017
Faces of BMH: Claudia Jacob
Job title: Peer Worker, Community Rehabilitation
1) What does your job involve?
My role involves supporting individuals to work towards
independent living. I support them to develop their living and
social skills, reconnect with their identity through activities and
hobbies and to get into volunteering or paid work, as well as
working with them on any other recovery goals. As a Peer Worker I
also use my lived experience to relate to the people I'm
2) What do you enjoy best about your role?
I enjoy connecting with people through a mutual understanding of
mental health problems, supporting them to access hobbies and
watching them develop. I love those break through moments when an
individual achieves a major recovery goal. I enjoy helping to
improve the service, too. I have also never worked with a better
3) Describe how you're feeling today in three
I'm on a night shift, so tired but happy and motivated.
4) What do you do to keep mentally healthy?
I run regularly. I'm hoping to do a half marathon to raise money
for Second Step at some point.
5) What do you like best about Bristol?
It's arty vibe, Gloucester Road/Stokes Croft and the many events
that are on throughout the year.
6) What would you recommend that people try in the
I recommend everybody goes to a place called Beese's Tea
Gardens during the summer months. You can get the boat there to
enjoy food and drinks in a quiet spot right on the river.