Dr Chloe Schneider, Clinical Lead

Chloe.jpgChloe is a counselling psychologist who has worked in the NHS for over 12 years as a psychological therapist, supervisor and team leader.  She has a particular interest in staff wellbeing and helping facilitate reflective working environments that are supportive of staff development.

The service provides wellbeing and psychological support to all health and social care staff in the region, including those providing care to others in the community and in residential homes and voluntary sector organisations.

Dr Nicole Burnham, Senior Psychologist

Nicole_Burnham.jpgNicole has worked in the NHS for over 13 years, in a range of clinical roles largely within primary and secondary care mental health services. She has always placed a huge importance on staff wellbeing and has worked on projects aimed at improving reflective practice and strengthening supervisory structures in teams.

Nicole says this service will facilitate much needed and faster support to a staff group who have been under great pressure and demand during the pandemic.

Ciara, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist

Ciara.jpgCiara spent five years working in the NHS Primary Care Mental Health Service (IAPT) using Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at both Low-Intensity and High-Intensity levels. Her previous therapeutic employments have ranged across various settings in Ireland, Spain and the UK. These have included working with children with Autism and Learning Disabilities in the Irish education system, utilising creative methods as psycho-rehabilitative tools for adults attending a non-profit mental health organisation, and providing cognitive assessments and neuro-rehabilitative strategies to individuals recovering from Acquired Brain Injury.

Ciara strongly values a collaborative approach in her therapy practice, ensuring that she and her clients work together as a team to improve her clients’ mental wellbeing.

Ciara runs a regular Long Covid CBT Recovery group, you can learn more here

Monica, Assistant Psychologist

Monica.jpgMonica has previous experience working with ex-offenders in the community, supporting them to successfully reintegrate into society and live a crime-free life. This role was very intense and  highlighted to me the importance of emotional and wellbeing support for staff.

In her current role as an Assistant Psychologist she will be helping and supporting NHS staff and health and social care staff with resources to manage their wellbeing. 

Rhiannon, Assistant Psychologist 

Rhiannaon.jpgRhiannon's previous experience has focused on helping those with mental health difficulties reintegrate back into the community alongside running community mental health groups. She also have further training in supporting those in mental health crisis and individuals with Autism. 

Her role within Keeping Well is to provide a listening ear to those that need it. We aim to provide support and advice for health and social staff with their mental well-being as well as assist them in accessing psychological support.

Kala, Assistant Psychologist

Kala.jpgKala has worked previously in acute crisis services, dealing with trauma, bereavement, self-harm, and supporting patients of all ages in various stages of crisis. She found this work to be enduring and often challenging, but also rewarding. Furthermore, this work provided a deeper insight into working with patients across a large sub-set of disorders, with varying needs.

Kala is very passionate about getting the opportunity to work with NHS and health and social care staff, and helping them to access the supports needed to prioritise their wellbeing, and assisting them in finding the appropriate psychological support.

Demos, Assistant Psychologist

Demos_1.jpgDemos has worked with adults experiencing mental health difficulties for the last three years, first in a recovery house and then in a community mental health team. This experience made me realise that caring for others can take its toll on us.

He is a firm believer that before we care for others, we must first care for ourselves and as an Assistant Psychologist within Keeping Well, and will do his best to support health and social care staff with their wellbeing.

 

Peter, NHS mindfulness practitioner

Peter Helmer.jpgPeter has been teaching and facilitating mindfulness groups and individuals since 2006.

Previously an actor and musician working in that field for over a decade, before re -training as a mindfulness practitioner. Initially training in a monastic setting and later in the community completing the MBSR teacher training course.

Peter previously worked in the NHS addictions service at ‘The Club Drug Clinic’ for eight years providing mindfulness and support for clients until the recent pandemic, when he was seconded to provide mindfulness for NHS staff. He also provides mindfulness services for various other charities, corporate organisations and through his own organisation ‘Metropolitan monk’.

Peter runs weekly virtual mindfulness classes - find out more here and how to join

Pragna, Lead Administrator

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Pragna has worked for the NHS, CNWL for the last 6 years with various services including Harrow IAPT as a senior administrator and also briefly working as Business support for CLCH too. 

Pragna is passionate to support Keeping Well NWL with admin processes and likes trouble shooting non clinical issues.

In her spare time Pragna is a cycling coach and volunteer Ride leader and leads groups of riders and inspire confidence with road riding.

 

Imogen, Senior Communications and Engagement Officer

Imogen pic.jpgImogen has worked in the communications and marketing sector for the last five years.

Imogen's role is to provide comprehensive communications and engagement support for the Keeping Well North West London Service to health and social care staff. 

Please get in contact with Imogen if you would like to receive printed resources and sign up to our mailing list by emailing keepingwell.nwl@nhs.net