I worked as a Support Worker for 8 years before qualifying as a RMHN. I am a firm believer in person centred care, empowerment, informed choice, development and maintenance of therapeutic relationships. Principles of risk management and appropriate practice to reduce risk through utilisation of risk assessments, adopting principles of de-escalation or physical intervention whilst providing for the safety and dignity of the patient. Worked on acute ward in RDASH Trust for 6 months followed by 18 months on a PICU ward for the SHSC NHS Foundation trust and since 2013 I have worked as a Band 6 CMHN for the Out of Hours (Crisis) team for the same trust. Areas of interest include crisis management, crisis planning, CTO, Section 136, Risk assessment, Suicide and Self Harm, psycho-social interventions including DBT, CBT and Solution Focused Therapy.