Meet Team buzz: Dawn

Meet Dawn

What’s your role within buzz Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service?

I'm the Communications Worker. It’s my job to communicate the amazing work going on within buzz Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service.

Describe a typical day at work…

You’ll find me tweeting @buzzmanc, drafting media releases, updating this website, proofreading, creating posters, writing blog posts… these are just some of the parts of my role. There’s always so much exciting work going on which keeps me really busy!

What do you love most about your job?

I enjoy using my writing and communications skills to spread the word about the endless examples of important work we're doing as a service. I've always been very passionate about mental health, so working for buzz, part of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, is perfect for me! When you work doing something you're passionate about it doesn't really feel like work.

If you had to do another job for one day what would you pick?

I'd work at a dog shelter, looking after the dogs there. Having a family dog (and in the future our own dog), is enough for me, but being able to work at a dog shelter would be my dream! Midge turned 3 recently, she's my favourite. Dogs are so precious, I've always had a dog ever since I was 3 so it's no surprise I love them so much.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

As I love dogs and nature (I’ve also got a degree in Geology), I enjoy spending time with Midge and walking in nature reserves with my fiancé. I'm a big Star Wars fan and I love Japanese Anime Movies too!

What’s your favourite thing about Manchester?

It's my favourite city, it has such a fun, friendly vibe! I met my soon-to-be husband 9 years ago whilst living here for University, and all my best friends don't live too far away (apart from one I met whilst living in London).

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Follow us on Twitter @buzzmanc #buzzManchester for daily health and wellbeing news and conversation, you can also explore buzzmanchester.co.uk to learn more about the work we do out in Manchester's communities. If you would like to contact the buzz Neighbourhood Health Worker for your community, please email buzz@gmmh.nhs.uk and we'll get you connected!


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