Monday, 18 March 2019

ENRICH AWARDS | PRE-EVENT PROMO | 60 SECONDS WITH RICHMOND FELLOWSHIP'S SERVICE USER: AIMEE WILSON



Today marks three days until the Richmond Fellowship Enrich awards 2019. I’m very proud to have been on the judging panel to shortlist all of the nominations and to now be co-chairing the entire ceremony as well as taking over the Richmond Fellowship Tyneside Twitter account!


To keep up with all of the goings on, follow #EnrichAwards on Twitter
Every day for the next week, there’ll be a new post of ‘60 seconds with…’ someone involved in the Awards. I hope you enjoy!


Name and job title: 
Aimee Wilson, Working Together Committee member


How long have you been involved with Richmond Fellowship?

I’ve been a service user with Richmond Fellowship Tyneside since 2014 and joined the  Working Together Committee in 2018


What drew you to this role? 


Richmond Fellowship have provided me with a number of opportunities at different events; which have included blogging about them, chairing an entire event, co-facilitating workshops, and being on the ENRICH Awards judging panel so joining the Committee sort of became the next natural step.


How do you feel about being involved in the ENRICH awards?

It’s such an honour to be playing such a huge and important role in the awards. Having to choose a shortlist from the large amount of nominations was very difficult because each one was incredible in their own right. I recently received some bad news and it tested my mental health recovery but having the awards to look forward to has really helped me to stabilize.


What does your typical day involve?

It depends what day it is! Usually, it’s a lie-in, medication, some time on the computer game I’m obsessed with, and then off to an appointment! In the evenings I tend to watch Netflix and write some blog posts.

What have you got on today?

I was up a bit early today for a phone call but have the rest of the day to myself so I’ll be wrapping my God-Daughter’s birthday presents (she just turned four – and I don’t know where the time has gone!), and I’ve just began a new online course in ‘Suicide Prevention in a Global Context’ in partnership with Future Learn so I’ll be getting some of that done too.


What is your favourite time of the day?

Even though I love a lie-in, the mornings are my favourite part! It’s nice to feel well rested and to prepare myself for the day ahead.


What is the hardest part of your day?

Night time is hard because I just feel really drained and that can affect my mood.

What do you usually have for lunch?

I’m so bad at eating healthy or having full-on meals! So it’s usually a big bowl of coco pops!

What do you do in your spare time?

I’m sort of obsessed with a game on my iPad and enjoy maintaining my blog.


What would your superpower be?

Ooooo that’s a hard one! I think it’d be to be able to be a ‘fly on the wall’ whenever and wherever I wanted so that I could gain insight into other people’s lives.