I have worked as a mental health nurse since 2003 and have held a variety of diverse posts in hospitals, specialised units and in the community. For example, I have experience in working in addiction and in acute mental health. I’ve been an Operations Director for a home treatment provider and have set up and developed services. I’ve managed a young peoples’ drug and alcohol service and have been a ward manager for The Priory. I’ve been a Specialist Mentor since 2019 and continue to learn a lot from my students! I am passionate about championing diversity and encouraging students to be proud of their differences and to become the best version of themselves they can be. I enjoy working with students to achieve their goals, learn new skills and improving resilience and well-being. I’m a practical person and enjoy challenges. I see mentoring as a privilege and an opportunity to give something back and to enhance a person’s journey.
I spend my spare time photographing street art/ architecture and doing DIY improvements. I love music and I’m currently learning to play the drums (thankfully I have an electronic kit with headphones!).