Chris has a range of experience in learning development and training. He is a registered social worker and is a Team Leader for a specialist team within the Healthy Young Minds service (previously known as CAMHS). He has worked in child and adolescent mental health for nearly 10 years and is passionate about the importance of working systemically in the mental health setting. Chris's particular areas of interest include Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, self-harm and working with adolescents. He has worked as a Social worker in a local authority Child protection and Cared for Children team which has given him invaluable experience of working with families in very challenging social and personal circumstances.
As a registered Practice Assessor for student social workers in the Greater Manchester area, Chris enjoys supporting the students through placements and formal training opportunities and developed a number of training packages for patient, families and professionals focusing on specific mental health difficulties such as Self harm, emotional regulation, attachment and mindfulness skills.