Jessica is a fully qualified and registered (HCPC, RCOT) Mental Health Occupational Therapist and has worked in various settings within mental health in the NHS for over 15yrs, providing assessments and supporting the management of mental illness. Jessica has worked within the Community Mental Health Teams, Mental Health Services for Older People and on the Psychiatric Ward. For the past 6 years her work has been within the Acute Community Home Treatment Team providing acute care, completing comprehensive mental health assessments and managing high levels of risk with a focus on positive risk taking. Jessica has developed her skills in Vocational Rehabilitation following postgraduate training with her work in Condition Management which focuses on enabling people experiencing both physical and mental ill health to return to work. She has a certificate in Cognitive Therapy with additional CPD training in Case Formulation, Behavioural Family Work, and Distress Tolerance. Jessica also specialises in the use of Standardised MOHO Assessment Tools and Sensory work which is an effective and innovative technique used to help adults manage their emotions and connect with the physiological aspects of our bodies responses to distress.
Sharon is a fully qualified and registered (BASW, NISCC) Mental Health Social Worker with over 21yrs working in acute Mental Health within the local Health Service. As a trained Specialist Mental Health Practitioner, she has been qualified as an Approved Mental Health Social Worker (16rys) with a key role under Mental Health Legislation, providing emergency assessments for hospital admissions if needed. Sharon continues to Chair panels for the implementation of the new legislation the Mental Capacity Act. Sharon has worked across a range of Mental Health Services within the South Eastern Trust including Community Mental Health Teams, Mental Health Assessment Centre, Home Treatment Team and also with emergency services providing rapid responses to mental health needs throughout the night. Sharon has worked to support those struggling with their mental health across all ages and sectors of the community. Sharon is skilled in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of Mental Illness, managing risks in a positive manner and providing a wide range of therapeutic interventions with CPD training in Distress Tolerance, Behavioural Family Therapy, low intensity CBT and perinatal support. Her interventions include both talking therapies and practical supports to manage current symptoms and promote recovery. Sharon has managed several teams with a drive and passion to motivate and enable staff regarding self-care and mental wellbeing.