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Sally is a Registered General and Mental Health Nurse with over 35 years of experience in a wide range of settings in both Australia and the United Kingdom. For the last 20 years Sally has worked in the independent sector, mainly in specialist eating disorder and personality disorder services, most recently for Sinoue Nightingale Hospital in Marylebone.
Sally returned to Cygnet Health Care in August 2019 where she has previous experience in both management and clinical roles.
Ola joined Cygnet as a staff nurse in 2005 with dual qualification of RGN and RMN. Ola is a fully trained DBT nurse specialist. Ola became the ward manager of New Dawn ward in Cygnet Hospital Beckton in 2009 and played a key role in several transformational changes that took this ward to excellence in provision of treatment for females with personality disorder.
In 2013, Ola became the service manager for the personality disorder service in Beckton following service structural changes. Recently, Ola has been working as Quality Assurance Manager for Cygnet Hospital Beckton before being appointed as Clinical Manager for Ealing and Kenton.
She has won several awards as a manager and nurse and is well acknowledged for her dedication to improving service user and carer experiences, for robust systems and processes and for her unwavering dedication to achieving excellence in her area of work.
Racheal has worked in mental health services for over ten years, gaining experience in a wide range of services from A&E to forensics. She began her career as a healthcare assistant, where she discovered a passion for helping others. Racheal then studied Occupational Therapy (OT) at Teesside University to gain a deeper understanding of how to empower individuals to regain their independence.
While working as an OT on a forensic unit, Racheal had particular success supporting females with personality disorders. Racheal next led the OT department in male rehabilitation at The Cambian Group. Racheal then transferred to London where she managed an extended team of ten and developed the service around evidence based practice and service redesign. More recently Rachael has been the Head OT at Cygnet Hospital Ealing and Cygnet Lodge Kenton, focusing on developing the therapeutic aspects of the service and integrated working between departments.
Racheal’s appointment as the Service Manager of the eating disorders unit will see her work with service users and staff to develop a collaborative specialist eating disorders service.
Mark completed his first degree in Psychology at Thames Valley University. He completed his formal education with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2003 at East London University. Since then, he has held clinical posts in a wide range of inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, working for both NHS and private providers, and also in private practice.
In addition, for three years, Mark was Director of ‘The Training Company’, delivering training and consultation to support workers and organisations employing them. Mark’s main clinical interests and experience have been in psychosis, personality disorder and learning disability.
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