Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

CAMHS Management

Specialist Family Based Therapist/ Eating Disorders

Emma Visca
Service Manager – CAMHS

Hazel Crawford
Team Leader – CAMHS

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: I loved previously being involved with families and young people in relation to mental health issues as a Primary Mental Health Worker with CAMHS, I also enjoyed working with partner services and facilitating training to professionals and families. Recently, I have moved into a management role which is tough going but very rewarding, particularly being part of such a dedicated, hardworking team

Michelle Currie
Team Leader – CAMHS

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: Making a positive difference to the mental wellbeing of children and young people

Jane Reed

Mental Health Worker

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: What I love is working with children, young people and families to help them achieve their goals and increase their well-being

CAMHS Administration

Lynne McCulloch

Admin co-ordinator

Q: What do you love about your role?
A: Knowing that every day can be completely different from the last

Anne Gault

Admin support

Q: What do you love about your role?
A: Providing a service to team members and the public.

Emma Todd

CAMHS Secretary

Q: What do you love about your role?
A: I enjoy being part of a great team working towards a shared goal of helping young people and families.

Lisa McWhir

CAMHS secretary

Q: What do you love about your role?
A: Working alongside a fabulous team of admin and clinical staff to help provide the best possible service for our children and young people

Consultants/Medical team

Dr Jennifer Halliday
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

I am a medical doctor so very much involved in assessing and diagnosing problems and prescribing medication when that is appropriate.

Q: What do you love about your role?
A: I love team working, sharing stories, and connecting with others

Dr Chris Andrews

Psychiatrist

Q: What do you loves about your role?
A: No day is ever the same

Anja Weltin

CAMHS Consultant

Q: What do you love about your role?
A: Working together with nice colleagues in a very supportive Team, seeing what a difference the work can make, feeling the hope and resilience when working with young people and their families, hearing the lovely Scottish accent

Participation and Engagement

Alison Telfer

CAMHS Participation lead

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: I love that every day is different. I feel very fortunate that I get to work alongside lots of amazing children, young people and their parents/carers in a variety of different groups and projects.

Heather Jamieson

Participation officer

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: I love that I get to work alongside so many amazing, creative and dedicated young people

Primary Mental Health Workers

Jenny Wishart

What do you love about your role: I love my job due to the contentment I feel when able to support young people and their families.

Alison Smith

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: Meeting new people and working with young people to enable them to achieve their goals and seeing their confidence growing with the work they put in

Margaret Baillie

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: Young people make me smile every day and hopefully the work we do can help them smile again too

Lyn Manson

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: I enjoy meeting all the children and young people either at their first assessment, or whilst delivering brief interventions for a variety of different issues. I feel privileged that people want to share their stories with me and allow me to support them towards their goals

 

Gemma Murray

Maureen James

Q: What do you enjoy about your role?

A: Meeting people of all ages. I’m blown away by the courage people have to face challenges of life and am privileged to walk with people whilst they find ways of managing. Always hoping that the strategies learned along the way are life long, to dip into when required and preventing mental illness in the future

Karen Henderson

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: I love the diversity of my role and get to work with young people in a variety of settings with lots of different mental health difficulties. The best part is always seeing someone get better

Mental Health Workers

Kenny Sneddon

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: Working with young people and their families, being part of a skilled and motivated CAMHS Team

Debbie Ewing

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: Being able to help young people make positive changes to improve their mental wellbeing. We also have a fantastic team which makes going to work much easier!

Criston Ekberg

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: I love the opportunity to encourage young people to build coping mechanisms at an early age preventing them being involved in adult mental health services

Shannon Cluckie

Mirjam Cunningham

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: I really enjoy working with children and young people, helping them express and explore their self, their experiences and their own thought processes

ISSU18 Workers

Chelsea Milligan

Mental health worker

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: I love that I get help and support young people through their recovery journey by helping them create their own individual path from uncertainty to a happier and brighter future

Garry Morrison

Mental health worker

Unscheduled Care Workers

Itziar Goiriena

Mental Health Nurse

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: I love working with young people and that every day is different. I feel lucky that people share their stories with us and we are able to help, often when they feel most unwell

Kevin Wells

 Mental Health Nurse

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: The thing I love about my job is the opportunity to work with young people, families and those around them to support recovery

Emma Anderson

Mental Health Nurse

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: I love working with young people and that every day is different

Support Mental Health Workers

Marie-Anne Hall

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: Being a Support Mental Health Worker within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service gives me the opportunity to treat, encourage and routinely access the Mental Health of Children and Young People

Laura Leesing

Andy Leyden

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: Working alongside some amazing people and having the privilege to work with young people/families who come to our service

Amy Latimer

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: I enjoy working alongside a great team and working with young people and their families to make a positive change

Lauren Teenan

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: I love meeting new young people whether face to face or over the phone learning of their journey and being part of a team helping to improve their wellbeing in times of need

Eve Brown

Q: What do you love about your role?

A: I am new to my role in CAMHS, so far, I have enjoyed working alongside very skilled and knowledgeable staff. I am looking forward to meeting young people and being part of supporting them in their journey through CAMHS service

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