Hi, I will be leading this project through each phase, from production to delivery, communicating with schools and ensuring the smooth running of the project. I'm an integrative psychotherapist with 4 years experience working in the voluntary sector. I also have 7 years experience of working with challenging behaviour in individuals from a range of different ages and abilities. My main area of work has been in autism and learning difficulties, however my experience as a psychotherapist also branches into childhood trauma, abuse, relationship difficulties, stress and anxiety. I will be delivering training in these areas to our Youth Mentors and providing staff and students with knowledge and support throughout the project.
Hello, my name is Amanda and I am a recently Graduated Psychology student from the University of Lincoln. As a Graduate I have engaged in various psychological domains including Developmental Psychology. From such education I understand the detrimental impact that negative early life experiences can have on development and behaviour, alongside the importance of integrating such individuals back into society. Not only have I studied the development of children into Adolescence, I have also worked alongside individuals of different ages during work experience in schools as well as working as a young leader in an extracurricular girls club.
Hi, I am an MA Education student specialising in Safeguarding. I intend to bring many transferrable skills to this project from 30 years of work in the financial sector. Alongside studying, I'm involved in Newman Universities transition programme (HEADstart) which supports new students to settle into university life and also provide additional support through Peer Mentoring and my role as Writing Mentor Co-ordinator. I'm a keen researcher, and participate in the Student-Staff Partnership Research Programme, with an interest in mental health in young people.
I believe that change is inevitable, transformation is a choice. One of several affirmations I choose to structure my life around. I am an excellent communicator with natural reflective and reflexive abilities. I am equipped with 25 years of experience in overcoming obstacles of insurmountable challenges which include: 17 years of chronic drug addiction including three years of homelessness. These roads less travelled lead me to my professional identity as a passionate driven and influential JNC qualified youth and community work practitioner. Conversation, physical activities and creativity are intrinsic to who I am, to which I am passionate to share.