Timer Trigger from Notifications

Hey guys, first time asking questions on here, so forgive me if I’m doing something wrong. Relatively new to home assistant so not sure if this is possible, but I was creating a notification (IOS) as a result of an automation and wanted to make one of the dropdown options a trigger to start a timer I created using helpers. When I put the yaml code below into the developer options - call service, it works and starts the timer but then I put it into the notification yaml, the notification goes through, but when I select that option on my phone the timer does not start. Any ideas on why this is happening?

service: timer.start
entity_id: timer.test

As stated in the documentation, the action in an actionable notification is not an action like the ones in automations. It is just a name. When you pick the option in the notification then Home Assistant fires an event, and puts the name in it. So you need a separate automation that triggers on the event and checks for the name you gave.