Nina Hammond

Nina HNina is the Acting Ward Manager at the Bethlem Adolescent Unit. Prior to qualifying as a mental health nurse, Nina completed an undergraduate degree in Drama at the University of Chester. She focused on educational drama and the benefits of using drama as a form of expression for people who struggle with typical communication styles. During her time there Nina developed and delivered workshops to young people in Romania focusing on conflict resolution as well as working closely with high schools in the Merseyside area. Her dissertation involved designing and delivering workshops in schools with a high proportion of pupils living below the poverty line, with a focus on creating access to drama workshops and involving marginalised pupils in the education process. Nina also worked in the US delivering a summer programme of drama skills and productions to young people aged 6-16.

Following completion of her degree Nina moved to Australia where she spent time travelling as well as working for the UN High Commission for Refugees in Melbourne. On return to the UK, Nina initially she worked in forensic and learning disability services in the Midlands before moving to London to train as a mental health nurse. Nina completed a PGDip in Mental Health Nursing at King’s College, London. During her training Nina completed placements across SLaM as well as spending 5 weeks working in a mental health clinic in Tanzania. Nina has worked in CAMHS since qualifying as an RMN and has held several positions on the BAU including charge nurse and deputy manager. She also supervises junior staff and student nurses on placement at BAU.

Nina is currently the Dual Diagnosis Lead for the BAU and has a special interest in substance misuse and self-ham in adolescents. Nina frequently delivers training to other staff on the ward in these areas. She is due to begin an MSc in Nursing at King’s College, London in September 2018 which focus’ on the management of self-harm in inpatient CAMHS units.


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