Tell us a little about you.
My professional background is social work and psychology. I completed my training in Australia and have worked across inpatient, outpatient and community services. I have experience in settings such as: alcohol and other drugs, mental health, physical health, working with children who have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect, and more recently in Special Educational Needs. I have a passion for working with children and young people and delivering creative therapeutic interventions.
Outside of work: I’ve been living in the UK for two and a half years now, and enjoy exploring this part of the world. I play netball, enjoy hiking, live music, reading in my hammock and working on my veggie garden!
How do you see the role?
As a Mental Health Clinical Specialist I see the role as aiming to provide a holistic approach to healthcare for our children and young people. I see the role working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders with the common goal of promoting positive outcomes and enabling children to be happy, healthy and able to participate in the opportunities around them.
What is your hope for the CYPHP programme?
I hope that CYPHP is able to make a positive impact on the lives of children, young people and their families so their physical and mental health conditions don’t act as barrier to them enjoying the world around them.
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