22 March 2017
Faces of BMH: Ben Lilford
Job title: Recruitment & Student Liaison
Coordinator, Second Step
1) What does your job involve?
My day-to-day role includes meeting teams within Bristol Mental
Health to keep them up-to-date with workshops and courses Second
Step's Recovery College has to offer. I also use these
meetings as an opportunity to get advice from staff about how the
college can better support people on their caseloads.
Another part of my role is running the Recovery Café sessions.
At these sessions learners and BMH staff can stop by and find out
more about what the college has to offer, take part in example
exercises from the courses and enjoy a hot drink and cake.
2) What do you enjoy best about your role?
I enjoy getting round the city, seeing the various teams in the
system and catching up with learners at each of our course
3) Describe how you're feeling today in three
Sunshine = happiness.
4) What do you do to keep mentally healthy?
I take a good book to a quiet café with an available sofa.
5) What do you like best about Bristol?
All the good off the beaten track places you can go to spend a
quiet, sunny afternoon.
6) What would you recommend that people try in the
Breakfast at The Bristolian, an afternoon in the sunshine in
Brandon Hill Park and an evening meal at The
Cauldron in St. Werburghs.