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New primary mental health worker in South Cumbria

21st August 2019

The team have welcomed a new addition recently who will work primarily in South Cumbria. Nikki Swan is the new primary mental health worker (PMHW) who will the link in with schools across the area and any queries can now be directed to her by emailing nikki.swan@barnardos.org.uk 

Nikki, who is originally from Yorkshire, qualified as an adult humanistic integrative therapist. She has worked in a variety of roles, ranging from a women's centre, further and higher education and a substance misuse service, before moving to Cumbria. She began work for Child Bereavement UK after undertaking a qualification in Therapeutic Work with Young People. She then started working part-time as a therapist for MyTime Cumbria in February this year, before becoming a primary mental health worked in June.

Nikki said:

"I’m the Primary Mental Health Worker for Barnardo’s MyTime Cumbria – a Tier 2 emotional and wellbeing service, and have been in post since June. The PMHW role in Cumbria offers consultation and advice to professionals about services in the area. These services can support children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing, alongside supporting and empowering professionals working directly with children and young people."

Welcome, Nikki!