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.

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 especially during the pandemic and onwards.'

Marreyah.jpgMarreyah is a fully accredited BABCP Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR therapist. She has over nine years experience working in secondary care and primary care mental health services. Marreyah also works closely with UCL as a seminar tutor supporting Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners  with their training.  

Throughout Marreyah's experience in the NHS she is aware of the challenges health and social care staff may experience, whether this is work place stress, trauma or any other personal struggles and she recognises the difficulties staff have in accessing support regarding this. Marreyah believes that health and social care staff need to the receive the same excellent quality of care and support as they provide to their clients. She hopes to provide and promote this support in the Keeping Well NWL Service.

Ciara crop.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.

Barinder crop.PNGBarinder has been working in the mental health sector for over 10 years. This has included providing high intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the NHS, in a university mental health team supporting students with their wellbeing as well as in the community supporting adults with severe and enduring diagnoses. 

She has also worked in an academic research setting delivering mental health interventions focused on improving understanding and knowledge of sexual health and relationships.

She has always been interested in staff wellbeing, and taken an active role in staff wellbeing initiatives in the workplace.  She is looking forward to the opportunity to champion and provide staff with wellbeing support at Keeping Well.

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

Kate.jpgHi there, my name is Kate! 

My first role was as a Peer Support Worker at a Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service, where I supported the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people by participating in the development and delivery of CBT-informed workshops and groups. 

I then worked as an Assistant Psychologist at a Talking Therapies Service which involved conducting assessments to identify adults’ mental health difficulties and guiding them through a 6-week CBT-based programme called SilverCloud. 

My interest in staff mental health and wellbeing stems from my own use of a Keeping Well Hub and understanding the pressures associated with working in the NHS. I am therefore looking forward to championing and supporting the mental health and wellbeing of NHS and Health and Social Care staff at Keeping Well NWL!

Olivia Mckeown.jpgOlivia is an Assistant Psychologist. Her first role in the NHS was working in a CAMHS service supporting children and young people with Autism and Learning Disabilities and conducting neurodevelopmental assessments.

Prior to this, Olivia volunteered for a crisis helpline where she supported individuals who were experiencing a mental health crisis.

Olivia recognises the importance of looking after ourselves while we care for others. She is looking forward to providing compassionate support to health and social care staff across North West London.