#MyMentalHealthMatters: Sharing a beautiful song

October 10, 2022 - Martin Currie

It's World Mental Health Day, and we've asked some of our staff to contribute their thoughts on the subject of mental health and what it means to them.

A staff member who wishes to remain anonymous had this to say:

I would love to share with you all something inspiring. A young person full of self-doubt and fearful of setting out in the world wrote this beautiful song:

"Inside my head, there lives a dream that I want to see in the sun
Behind my eyes, there lives a me that I've been hiding for much too long
Cause I've been, too afraid to let it show
Cause I'm scared of the judgment that may follow
But look what I found, I found
Strength, courage and wisdom and it’s been inside me all along”

Hopefully, I am here to help you find:

• The strength to free yourself of the things that are holding you back
• The courage to take on new and bigger challenges that you will inevitably face
• The wisdom to help you get the qualifications you need

So, how did I get where I am today?

Well, it was not a straightforward journey and one that required lots of strength, courage, and wisdom.

I first started 18 years ago as a Student Support Assistant where I thoroughly enjoyed supporting students in class. While I loved getting to know the students, I also loved the wide range of subjects I was learning with them.

During this time, I was encouraged to complete more qualifications – something I felt a little intimated by. However, I took a deep breath and surprised myself by getting them. Which, in turn, gave me the courage to apply for the position I am in now - working on the Kilmarnock Campus as an Inclusive Learning Assistant.

This has been a wonderful opportunity for me personally, and something I find very fulfilling.

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Would you benefit from speaking to someone anonymously and in confidence? The Samaritans and Breathing Space are both free to call and ready to support you. Access support from The Samaritans by dialling 116 123, for Breathing Space it's 0800 83 85 87. #mymentalhealthmatters

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