Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families
Josie has been working within the field of mental health since 2012, when she graduated in Psychology BSc. Since then, Josie has worked across the world in a variety of adult and child community and inpatient settings which spanned the NHS, statutory organisations and voluntary sector. For 3 years, Josie worked as an Education Links Worker in Kirklees CAMHS whereby she led on the development of whole school approaches to mental health, supporting senior leaders to foster cultural and organisational change. This role initiated an understanding of the diversity of educational settings, enabling Josie to develop awareness of how to respond and engage with various perspectives particularly in terms of senior education staff with different backgrounds, skills, and experience. In her role as a School Engagement Trainer at the AFNCCF she has delivered a range of national programmes as part of the Schools in Mind Network. Currently Josie is completing her Masters in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing, alongside her additional role as a Psychosocial Practitioner supporting 12-25 year olds within a local charity.