Katie Sayles RMN, Bsc (Hons), PG Dip
Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing
I am a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery. I am relatively new to my role in higher education, starting in January 2020. Prior to this, I have worked across a wide range of mental health settings.
I worked as a support worker in mental health settings for 10 years before qualifying as a Mental Health Nurse. I have worked clinically in the Homelessness sector, Substance Misuse, Rehabilitation, and acute in-patient and community services. My main area of interest is working with people who experience acute distress as a result of traumatic experiences (PTSD, CPTSD). I believe in a person-centred approach, as well as the importance of creating safe spaces for people to feel heard, supported and validated. I feel that everyone has the capacity - with the right support and interventions - to successfully navigate their recovery from traumatic experiences and live a life that is meaningful to them. I also have a keen interest in a range of psychosocial interventions that can significantly aid people in their recovery, as well as support to assist people to inhabit their bodies through somatic movement and Yoga.
I deliver sessions in most modules of the undergraduate and post graduate pre-registration mental health nursing courses.