Who am I?
I am a mindfulness teacher and supervisor and a Registered Mental Health Nurse with a background in community mental health nursing. I am interested in widening the provision of MBCT and mindfulness-based approaches to people who experience barriers in accessing groups.
What do I do?
I teach MBSR and MBCT to NHS staff groups, and homelessness sector staff groups. I have been working alongside Prof. Mark Williams on a prison mindfulness project partly funded by the OMC Accessibility Fund. We have offered mindfulness groups to prisoners and prison staff and MBCT teacher training to a multi-disciplinary group of staff from several prisons. I have been collaborating with several mental health organisations to offer mindfulness groups for people experiencing distressing voices, paranoia and psychosis and MBCT for people who have experienced recurring episodes of depression. In addition, I work as a mental health nurse, in a pan London homelessness team, assessing the needs of homeless people who are experiencing significant health and social problems, and offering training to staff working in the homelessness sector.