Helen is a qualified social worker, with many years experience working in mental health services, most recently as a Senior Practitioner in an assessment and treatment team carrying out Approved Mental Health Professional and Best Interests Assessor Work. She also has a counselling qualification and has a particular interest in the therapeutic side to social work practice. She now works as an Independent Social Worker.
More recently, Helen has been working in the homelessness mental health field - undertaking assessments with homeless people experiencing mental health problems and developing guidance and training in this field. Helen has also previously provided clinical advice and support to a registered care home for people with mental health difficulties.
What people say about Helen:
"Course has been brilliant today - Helen has been very knowledgeable and able to answer any questions. Slides were concise and not too complicated and everything was discussed in great detail. Very informative and really helpful - and very relevant! Thanks"
"This was well delivered and thought provoking and informative training which I think should be more widely available to other clinicians and community teams within the organisations"
"Helen the trainer was very good. She had lots of good information and her pre information was excellent. One of the best courses i have attended."
"Excellent training with good links to case law to help further knowledge for practice issues"
"Very good course. I got a better understanding around Executive functioning and executive dysfunction and when to carry out an MCA and when to allow unwise decisions as we do them"
"Absolutely brilliant. We need this higher level of training re Mental Capacity to be given across the Trust. Really informative. So pleased to have attended."