A BIT ABOUT ME
Experience, qualifications and areas of interest
My book, 'He Died Waiting: Learning the Lessons - a bereaved mother's view of mental health services', is out now. See the blog that explains why I wrote it and the 'shop' to buy it.
Save the date: Virtual book launch 11th February 5pm (details of how to register to follow).
To see the pledges people have made, or to upload your Pledge For Tim, go to
I am an ordinary middle-aged woman who has experienced some extraordinary things. I am a Social Worker (BA Hons) with an MA in Advanced Social Work and a Practice Educator. I am also a qualified teacher (Diploma in Education and Training) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have over 30 years experience of working with children (and their families) in a range of settings. My social work experience includes - safeguarding, adoption, child and adolescent mental health. I am passionate about educating practitioners in health and social care and about improving mental health services. When not working, studying, writing, or enjoying time with my friends and family, I can usually be found in my sewing room at the bottom of the garden.
I am co-creator of the What works Practice Learning Circle (see Padlet link for details
I am currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care. My research will explore how bereaved relatives experience organisational processes when the death is associated with mental illness.
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