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Mark Watts

Volunteer in 2018

Mark Watts became a volunteer because he wanted to gain experience of the mental health sector and of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and its partners.

“My aspiration was to study medicine,” he says.

As a volunteer Mark helped organise the HealthFest 2018 event, liaising with the trust services and partners – and now his medical career has begun.

I have accepted a place to study graduate entry medicine at Cambridge University. I wrote about my volunteering on my application, and I think the volunteering also helped me to get a job as a healthcare assistant on Sandford Ward. It showed I was interested in mental health. The job on Sandford then helped a lot with getting into Cambridge.

Volunteer Mark Watts
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): We are not allowing visitors to any of our hospital or inpatient sites in order to protect our patients and staff who care for them from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is with effect from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.

New! Call the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Helpline if you need help with a mental health problem, but it is not an emergency.
This number replaces 111 for mental health advice in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Learn more…

  • For adults and older adults call 01865 904 997
  • For children and young people call 01865 904 998