I am currently working as theMental Health Transformation Programme
Lead within Lincolnshire with the overarching aim to integrate primary and secondary care services to transform services into an integrated care system with the ultimate aim to benefit the person using a holistic model of care.
Following completion of my undergraduate degree at Birmingham Conservatoire; I went on to qualify as a Music Therapist at the RWCMD and began working across the West Midlands with children in crisis. This then led to a 12 year period working in Forensic Psychiatry primarily in High Secure Services and across the Forensic Division in Notts HC Trust; where I had various roles, including Lead Music Therapist for the National High Secure Service for Women and latterly, Trust wide Arts Psychotherapies and Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care teams Manager.
This work spanned a variety of diagnoses and settings including working with Personality Disorder, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities in both secure, hospital, prison and community settings. Whilst working in this role I also qualified as a Cognitive Analytic Therapist and worked as part of the clinical and forensic psychology team; treating patients who had often experienced high levels of trauma within a time limited model of working.
This experience then enabled me to diversify into the community and work as a Neighbourhood Lead within Lincolnshire; bringing together community services to work in a personalised way as well as supporting voluntary sector partners to think about wider service developments including the inclusion of Arts Psychotherapies.
I’m also a busy mum of two with a passion for playing music and supporting children to access music in their everyday lives. I run a Primary School Choir (outside of Covid!) as well as doing the odd community music workshop for multiple classes when I can!