A Bit About Me
Mental Health Trainer & Well Being Specialist
Over a 12-year career in mental health which has spanned the NHS, the voluntary and higher education sectors, I have developed a keen interest in working with and supporting others to understand and take a proactive role in the well-being not only of others but more importantly themselves. This interest also came from personal experience of witnessing the secondary impact of mental health distress on others.
Working to improve literacy, acceptance and positive conversations around mental health has been a key driver throughout my career. I have supported mental health service users to manage their health whilst at work or in education and took a key role in clinical multi-disciplinary meetings as the Employment and Education Lead within a Community Mental Health Team for over 5 years. Most recently I have supported students whilst working as Mental Health Advisor for a London Based Russell Group University (King’s College London) whereby I assessed, triaged and provided short term therapeutic input based on Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches and liaised with external stakeholders to ensure robust support packages were in place and accessible to students where needed.
As the first Mental Health Advisor at King’s College London, I took a key role in setting up a specialist Mental Health Service within the university which is now fully integrated into the King’s College London Counselling Service and provides support across the organisation to both staff and students.
To support my continued interest in mental health my current focus is providing tailored, interactive, informative and engaging awareness training primarily via Mental Health First Aid England delivering the Adult MHFA courses to corporate and higher education sector clients. I also, as an experienced remedial massage therapist, offer corporate massage and wellbeing packages providing a ‘whole person’ approach to ensuring positive workplace wellbeing.