I have over 20 years experience in the health and education sectors. Having qualified as an RGN in 1989 and becoming a RMN in 1991 I worked in a variety of mental health settings gaining extensive experience in counselling and facilitating positive approaches to physical and mental health. I then moved into the formal education sector as a lecturer in Health and Social Care before taking up a position as a drug education advisor for approximately 300 schools across 4 Local Authorities.
I've always been keen to develop both professionally and personally and I completed my first degree in Law in 2002 and a Masters in Child Law in 2004. I am also an accredited Circle Time trainer, Laughter Yoga instructor and both a Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First AId instructor