Cheryl has 33 years’ experience as a Registered Mental Nurse where she has gained expertise in various specialist fields across a range of statutory, voluntary and independent sectors and across education, health and social care.
She has experience with acute mental illness, working with individuals who have a serious and enduring mental illness and for the past 6 years has worked with students in Higher Education. During this time she has established joint services to support students at various stages of recovery return to their studies. She liaises across the University to provide support, advice and guidance to all staff on inclusivity and develops individual learning support plans for students with mental illness.
In her previous roles Cheryl has established supported living services for individuals with substance misuse issues, developed policies, protocols and procedures for several services.
Cheryl has a passion for working with individuals and supporting organisations with all aspects of mental health, wellbeing, self-compassion and inclusivity. She is a member of the Royal College of Nursing, University Mental Health Adviser Network, National Association of Disability Practitioners and is registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council.
In addition to working with CWMT Cheryl also works with Bangor University as a Mental Health Adviser and is also an independent practitioner providing and developing training for several organisations where she will provide consultancy services to support their development of policy and practice.
Cheryl is in her final year of doctoral study where she is researching evidence into practice of inclusive assessments within Higher Education– examining methods to support wellbeing with a focus on compassion – ‘who cares’?