Welcome to Part 3 of the final part of the miniseries Let’s Talk Mental Health – where we have explored mental health, trauma from a parents view, we have discussed with Geert Bettinger author of MOVING ON BY STANDING STILL – how to make sense of behaviour that can be deemed as challenging from both his journey and working with educators, families.
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Today, I am blessed once again and extremely grateful to welcome Jenny Pink to the conversation to help seal by triangulating this very important subject by providing a view from the clinical perspective.
It is through the sharing of different views of mental health we can raise our awareness and hopefully build the confidence to support anyone that has or is going through a mental health crisis, regardless of the root cause:
Biological, Childhood abuse,
trauma, or neglect, social isolation or loneliness.
Experiencing discrimination and stigma.
Social disadvantage, poverty or debt.
Bereavement (losing someone close to you)
Severe or long-term stress.
long-term physical health condition.
unemployment or losing your job.
Jenny is a freelance Mental Health Consultant that specialises in working with children’s and families and was central to setting up a Children’s psychiatry liaison Service in Surrey. For those of you in the know setting up any services in the NHS is a tall order – the pressures are many and the expectations to succeed through improving patient outcomes very high.
We discuss your journey into CAMHS (Child Adolescent Mental Health Nursing), teasing out the career challenges and highlights. Trust me when I say this, Jenny is honest about her experiences which is refreshing, to say the least. Jenny’s expertise will help anyone that is caring for a young person that is grappling to make sense of their mental illness how to spot the signs and symptoms that they need. These can and are not limited to:
Mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar disorder),
Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia)
Trauma-related disorders (such as post-traumatic stress disorder)
Substance abuse disorders
From her professional perspective, we also discuss the use of technology to support the early detection of mental illness, maintaining health and wellbeing and most importantly prevention. Jenny has become a strong advocate for the use of gathering data effectively and efficiently to make the case for better provision for care. Jenny is bold and courageous and passionate about her work, her vision for the future of healthcare will blow you away and quite frankly any manifesto.
Jenny reveals the core attributes needed to be an effective mental health nurse, and this interview is a clarion call for anyone that had the thought of entering this rewarding profession – there is no better time as the nursing bursary has been reinstated. The negatively impacted mature people chances to train as a nurse. Jenny has sounded the clarion call the nursing profession needs you, so rise to the calling!
This interview will surely resonate with anyone going through mental health challenges directly or indirectly pls share, like and comment to be part of the conversation.
Jenny’s useful links that she uses in her work
https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/parents-helpline-enquiries/ https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/get-urgent-help/youngminds-crisis-messenger/ https://mindfulpinkelephant.co.uk/ https://youngminds.org.uk/ https://www.livesinthebalance.org/ https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/
If you would like to know more about mental health and how to support anyone going through this challenge – reach out on our email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks once again to Jenny Pink for the time and sharing her experience and expertise on the interview. On the behalf of all the listeners and THE MIC DROP CLUB, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous NEW YEAR!
JENNY PINK YOU ROCK & MAKE YOUNG PEOPLES LIFE BOOM!