I am a registered learning disability nurse with special interests and expertise in self harm, mental health, autism and personality disorders. I have a wide range of experience supporting individuals and services to understand and adopt person centred thinking and practices.
I current work in a NHS trust in the midlands as a clinical nurse specialist. Being an advocate of harm minimisation approaches I am particularly passionate about increasing awareness around this issue and moving away from models of practice that focus on restriction and reduction of self harm. I adopt a non medical approach to supporting and understanding mental health and personality disorders and this is reflected in my teaching content.-