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 James, 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.jpgI have 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 my current role as an Assistant Psychologist I will be helping and supporting NHS staff and health and social care staff with resources to manage their wellbeing. 

Rebecca, Assistant Psychologist

Rebecca.jpgI've worked therapeutically with children and families in the areas of autism, learning disability and trauma. I also have experience supporting adults facing mental health difficulties.

I have a passion for carrying out high quality research. I previously worked on a large study which focused on informing government policy in relation to children, youth and families.

I have particular interest in trauma-informed and compassion-focussed approaches. My role is to assist staff by helping them find appropriate supports and resources to manage their wellbeing.

Rhiannon, Assistant Psychologist 

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

My 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.jpgI have worked previously in acute crisis services, dealing with trauma, bereavement, self-harm, and supporting patients of all ages in various stages of crisis. I 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.

I am 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.

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

Imogen, 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