I qualified as a general nurse in 1996, then specialised in mental health, qualifying in 1998 and have had a wide mental health nursing career within inpatient, acute general hospital and community settings.
I have been a Brain Injury Case Manager with Head First since September 2016 providing case management support to brain injured clients and their families, working with adults, teenagers and children. My role includes managing support worker packages, and working collaboratively with families, carers, therapists, statutory and wider services.
I am passionate about my role in advocating for individuals and families, in ensuring that they have access to quality services that facilitate optimal rehabilitation and quality of life.
I am especially interested in the overlap between brain injury and mental health and promoting and supporting positive mental health remains crucial to my role.
Working with young people and their families has always been an area of interest, with previous experience as part of an early onset psychosis community team and joint working with CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services) and statutory services with vulnerable adult clients and their families.