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Meet the Hampshire Teams
In the photo:
Neil Garstin – Support Time Recovery Worker
Elsie Chizana – Student Nurse
Rebekah Worth – Support Time Recovery Worker and Nurse Apprentice
Jing Lou – Nurse
Chloe Walker - Psychologist
Donna Norris-Farmer – Nurse
Mike Karasinski – Nurse
Hello, I’m Rebekah I am a STR Worker (Support Time and Recovery) within the team. I work part time within EIP and I also study part time. I am studying to be a mental health nurse and I am now going into my second year of studying (scary, I know!!). When I’m not studying (although this does not leave much free time) I enjoy spending time with my family and friends back in Devon. I enjoy cooking and baking. I love trying new foods and creating new recipes, my family and friends would probably tell you how I shouldn’t bother as it doesn’t always go to plan (oops). I look forward to meeting you soon :)
Hi am Elsie. I am a Mental health Student nurse currently working with EIP. When I'm not drowning in uni work, I enjoy going out with my friends such as going to see artists that might be performing, being with my family, travelling and listening to music and podcasts . However, most of the time I do love staying in bed watching all the Real housewives shows out there.
I’m Neil. Born and raised in South Africa. I love wildlife photography and enjoy making my own Biltong when I get a chance.
In the photo:
Nicola Howell – Carers Peer Support Worker
Abi Troop – Social Worker
Jason Lewis – Support Worker
Hannah Dugan – Social Worker
Kerry Elliot – Team Leader
Jess Clark – Mental Health Nurse
Alex Swain – Mental Health Nurse
Hi I’m Cally, I am an STR worker in the team and I am also studying to be a mental health nurse. When I’m not studying (although this does not leave much free time) I enjoy spending time with my family, socialising with friends, going for nice walks and listening to music. I am the resident spider catcher in my house and I like to think I’m brave, although if there’s a moth or a wasp flying around I run in the opposite direction!! :)
Hello my name is Sandra and I have worked with EIP for the last 6 months. I returning to the team following previously working her in 2011 prior to a service redevelopment. I feel very passionate about the work EIP undertake and the importance of working with family and friends involved in the lives of the people we work with. I also enjoy the opportunity to go out in the wider community in an effort to highlight the amazing work EIP does. There continues to be so much research in this area of mental health which even after 25 years working as a Mental Health Nurse continues to provide me with new skills and opportunities to learn. Outside my work I participate in Amateur Dramatics, enjoying a wonderful trip to Oz earlier this year, playing the ‘Scarecrow’. I love to walk my black Labrador, 'Guinness', who, on occasion, has been able to meet some of the great people I work with.
Kerry Elliot - Team Leader
Hello I am Kerry Elliott, Team Leader for the EIP Team. I am trained as an Occupational Therapist (OT) and have worked in mental health for almost 25 years, initially as an OT, then as a care co-ordinator, and for the last few years as a Team Leader. Most of my time is spent supporting the team to provide the best possible care that we can and trying to find ways to improve the service. We would welcome your suggestions with this and I am more than happy to meet you.
Outside work I love going to the gym and walking dogs I meet via borrowmydoggy.com.
Jess Morton - Mental Health Nurse
Hello I am Jess (Jess M as there are two Jess’s in the team). I am a mental health nurse and care coordinator within EIP. I completed my mental health nurse degree in London and graduated in 2010. I worked at the Maudsley hospital and Bethlem Hospital before moving back to the south coast in 2012 where I worked as a nurse at the Mother and Baby Unit; before working in the Community Mental Health Team based at Parkway. I have worked within EIP since October 2016. I support my clients and their families in many aspects of their lives to make their fullest recovery. I work part time; and enjoy spending time with my family and friends; and our two children when I'm not at work. I also enjoy going to the cinema, eating out and we particularly love feeding the animals at the farm. I have a dog; and we love going on adventures together in the woods and at the seaside.
Alex Swain - Mental Health Nurse
Hi, I’m Alex and I’m a Mental Health Nurse in the EIP team in East Hampshire. I work as a Care Coordinator which involves looking at the whole person and their needs in their recovery journey; I support them through a range of interventions including psychological wellbeing, family and relationship support, engagement with vocation/employment/education, and treatment choices. In my current role I have been given some time away from my day job to study Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) at the University of Southampton with the aim of enrolling on a Postgraduate Diploma programme to study CBT for Psychosis. Through my studies and putting the skills learnt into practice in therapy sessions I have gained an understanding of the benefits of a cognitive-behavioural approach to treating symptoms associated with anxiety and depression and am starting to apply this to my work with EIP clients. I really enjoy my job, it’s a privilege getting to know our service users and their families, supporting them through what can be a difficult time; we have a great team of passionate practitioners who really care about the work we do. In my spare time I like to relax by spending time with my family and friends, dog-walking and going to see live music. I also like the outdoors and enjoy (fine weather!) camping and exploring!
Hannah Dugan - Social Worker
Hi, my name is Hannah and I’m a Social Worker in the Early Intervention Psychosis Team. There are two Social Workers in the team and we are Care Co-ordinators for patients. The role of a Care Co-ordinator is to manage the care and support of a patient. This can be support with medication, therapy, employment and education, housing and many more aspects of a person’s life to support them with their recovery.
I have worked in the team for over two years, and really enjoy my job and working with patients, families and the team! In my spare time, I love listening to music and going to gigs and festivals.
Nicola Howell - Carer Peer Support Worker
My name is Nicola Howell and I am a Carer Peer Support Worker working with the Early Intervention in Psychosis team based in Havant.
I offer support to carers and relatives of people using our services.
My lived experience of caring for my eldest son when he suffered from psychosis a few years ago gives me an understanding of how difficult it can be to manage at home, to know how to support your loved one, and to understand the care offered by the service.
I work four days each week and meet carers in the community, visiting local coffee shops, and always have time for a chat.
Meet the Oxfordshire and Berkshire teams
In the photo:
Amy Chevis-Bruce: Senior mental health practitioner
Leigh-Ann Corcoran: Senior mental health practitioner
Camilla Sowerby: Pharmacist
Nermin Murat: Clinical Psychologist (has now left position)
Kirsty Barrett: Senior mental health practitioner
Katharine MacKinnon: Clinical Psychologist
Heidi Jackson: Senior mental health practitioner
Rachel Francis: EIP lead for West Berkshire
Rosemary Mushore: Senior mental health practitioner
Jacqui Short: EIP lead for Reading
Irene Deen: Senior mental health practitioner
Sarah Hansen: Senior mental health practitioner
Tinashe Dunira: Support and recovery worker
Cheryl Lambourn: Senior mental health practitioner
Morrison: Senior mental health practitioner (has now left position)
In the photo:
Back row, left to right:
Emmy Goodby, clinical psychologist
Nayaab Iqbal, support worker
Rebecca Walker, care coordinator
Lyndsay Wilkinson, psychological therapist
Sarah Adekunle, care coordinator
Anne Dupre, care coordinator
Wendy Stark, care coordinator
Carl Beasley, care coordinator
Sean O'Mahoney, deputy team leader
Front row, left to right:
Jessica Lewis, assistant psychologist
Helen Smee, care coordinator
Vicki Smith, care coordinator
Helen Smee, care coordinator