Those of you attending tomorrow’s Spring Countdown at the Hall for Cornwall might like to read a little bit about our speakers. They will be addressing the issues surrounding this year’s proposed resolution, Mental Health Matters.
Dr Chris Hamilton, Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Outlook South West
Chris is a Director of Outlook South West and has spent the past 25 years working within primary are in Cornwall. He has a keen interest in the assessment of anxiety and depression and retains a special interest in the medico-legal assessment and treatment of post-traumatic injuries (PTSD). Chris is also the lead Director for the medico-legal services and the Suicide Liaison service (SLS). In 2008 he completed his first book entitled Cognitive Therapy in Practice – The Assessment and Treatment of Common Psychological Problems. The book is largely based on his clinical work and is of particular relevance to those interested in working within this area.
Helen Lee-Savage, Lead for Suicide Prevention for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Helen Lee-Savage is a Mental Health Nurse by background with a specialist interest in Suicide Prevention. She is a trainer on several suicide prevention courses and models locally. She is Lead for Suicide Prevention for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Helen herself was bereaved by suicide, and completed a Travelling Fellowship to the United States to learn more about Suicide Prevention. She has recently developed a training package to train Medical Students here in the South West.)
Dr Liz Myers
Dr Liz Myers has been a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist for 17 years. She has worked in the community, inpatient services and forensic services, including 6 years working in New Zealand. She is currently working on the development of the new inpatient unit for adolescents and is the clinical director for children’s services at Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust
Dr Laura Bunday
Dr Laura Bunday is a clinical psychologist who works to help children and families to be as happy as they can be. She is particularly interested in their feelings and relationships.
Laura has worked in the NHS for 10 years and children’s services for the last 6 years. Her specialist interests are attachment and trauma. She has recently been appointed as the Lead Psychologist for the development of Cornwall’s new adolescent inpatient unit – Sowenna.