Mental Wellbeing of Staff Special Interest Group

Ellie Walsh – Navigo – Joint SIG Lead- Mental Wellbeing of Staff

Rosie Drage –  Langley Green Hospital, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Rosie qualified from King’s College London as a Mental Health Nurse in 2011 and started her first post on the Early Intervention Unit for Psychosis, SLaM. After two years on this ward she moved to a charge nurse position, helping to open two new acute wards at Bridge House, Lambeth Hospital. She then moved into Early Intervention in the community in West London as a lead practitioner before moving back to her home town Brighton, where she continued to work as a care co-ordinator within Early Intervention in Sussex Partnership before re-entering acute services as a Practice Development nurse. She now works at Langley Green Hospital, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation trust and was part of the hospitals huge transformation, firstly as a Ward Manager and now a Matron. She is passionate and motivated in delivering a high standard of care to both patients and carers, effective leadership and support for staff. She was part of Langley Greens Channel 5 Documentary ‘Healing Minds’ and alongside running the hospital twitter, she also teaches nursing students at Brighton University.

Both Ellie and Rosie would love to hear from you if you would like to be involved in this group.

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