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Say Hello to our new Staff Support and Training Manager

This month, we were really pleased to be joined by Donna Trott – our new Staff Support and Training Manager.

Donna is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and until joining us, worked as a Community Mental Health Nurse in the Older Persons Team at Magnolia House, Yeovil.

We have worked alongside Donna over the past couple of years and have always found her to be a great combination of fun and professionalism. We are so chuffed to have her working in our team now!

Donna’s role is completely new and we created it as we feel that for new staff starting with us in particular, it’s essential that they have a dedicated manager to support them through the first few months of working with us. We know it can be daunting starting a new job and trying to cope with new ways of doing things, getting to know a new team and understanding what your role is.

For both new and established staff, Donna is providing weekly training sessions – in small groups and 1-1 on a range of issues relevant to our mental health work –  such as how to engage someone with is reluctant to have support, managing personal boundaries, understanding mental capacity and how to manage medication safely. We listen to what our staff tell us they need and Donna designs the training around this.

Donna also works with us on managing our clients with the most complex needs – making sure we have clear, effective support plans and that all staff understand their roles within this.

We are feeling very proud of ourselves to have tempted Donna into our team and to have created such a fantastic role for her in supporting all our staff ! It’s an exciting time here at Enable!

You can view the rest of our friendly team here.

 

Author: Sue
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Categories: News, Staff

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