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Meet the Team

Claire Griffiths - Hospital Director

Having worked in care settings for a number of years as a healthcare Support Worker Claire enrolled on the Diploma in Nursing Course at The University of Nottingham. She later returned to the same university to complete her Degree in Nursing in 2013.

In 2007 Claire embarked on what has so far been a 12 year career with the company starting as a nurse at Sherwood House, then progressing to Head of Care before taking her first managers role in 2012 in what was then the companies’ first Acquired Brain injury hospitals Lodge and Grange.

In 2017 Claire moved on to the Learning Disability sector taking post as Hospital Manager at Sherwood Lodge, bringing along with her a wealth of skills, knowledge and innovative ideas to allow herself and the team at Sherwood to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating.

She is now Hospital Director of Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital and is passionate about improving individual’s lives and helping them achieve their goals.

Kerry George - Clinical Manager

Kerry is an experienced mental health nurse and service leader with a wide-ranging background across a number of settings including acute mental health, residential, ABI, and healthcare in prisons. Kerry has a wealth of expertise in change management, and a track record of service improvement.

With a history of collaborative working in both the public and independent sectors, Kerry is committed to building strong working relationships with both healthcare and community organisations for the benefit of the people we support.

Dr Karl Coldman - Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Coldman has relocated from the North West of England, where he has worked as a CAMHS Inpatient Consultant since 2012, to join the team to work with us at Cygnet Joyce Parker. Dr Coldman qualified in Manchester in 1997 and initially trained in paediatrics for a number of years before focussing on completing training in psychiatry, to become a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

He has worked in a range of services, and has extensive experience of working with children and young people with complex and multiple difficulties including treatment resistant psychosis; mood and anxiety disorders; somatisation disorders; early and complex trauma and attachment difficulties; neurodevelopmental disorders and learning difficulties; eating disorders; and Pervasive Arousal Withdrawal Syndrome. He has experience of working utilising a range of approaches and psychotherapeutic modalities within multidisciplinary teams, including CBT, DBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy and systemic family therapy.

He is committed to improving the standards of care and quality of inpatient CAMHS, implementing evidenced based good practice and has worked with a number of services in the past to achieve QNIC accreditation. He has interest in staff development and training and is a qualified appraiser. He has been extensively involved as a Clinical Supervisor, teaching and training junior doctors in the past, delivering Specialist CAMHS Academic Training Programmes and contributing to developing and delivering Core Trainee education programmes.

Dr Triveni Joshi - Medical Director/ CAMHS Consultant

Dr Joshi has extensive experience of working in CAMHS and Children’s Services. She has worked in both NHS and the Independent Sector prior to joining the Cygnet Group. Dr Joshi has both clinical and service development experience in areas of Community based CAMHS and CAMHS intellectual Disability services, Specialist ASC Schools and Tier 4 service inpatient units.

In her previous leadership role, as the Clinical Director of Cambian Group Dr Joshi played a pivotal part in developing the evidence based clinical model for their Children’s Services.

Her main areas of interest are Neurodevelopmental disorders and psychosis, but Dr Joshi works with young people suffering from depression, anxiety including OCD and BDD and early childhood trauma and attachment difficulties. She is trained in CBT, DBT and has also had training in psychotherapy and systemic psychotherapy. Dr Joshi has been involved in teaching and training and has presented at national and international conferences.

She has a real passion for design and delivery of evidence based and outcome focused therapeutic services for young people and young people in care. She is currently focused on improving the therapeutic milieu of inpatient settings.

Heather Rigby - Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Heather qualified from De Montfort University in 2004. She worked within Paediatric NHS Speech and Language Therapy teams within the East Midlands for 13 years before joining Cygnet as a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in 2017. Heather has worked in a wide range of settings across her career, such as, Community Clinics, Sure start programmes, Mainstream schools, special schools, PMLD day services, Adult Mental Health hospitals, learning disability hospitals and Adult Social Care residential homes.

Heather has specialist interests in the following areas: Developmental Language Disorder, Autism Spectrum Condition, CAMHS, Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC), Learning Disability and stammering.

Heather says, "I am really excited about providing speech, language and communication support to our young people on the Mermaid PICU ward at Joyce Parker Hospital and ensuring that they are supported in this environment to communicate their wants, needs, opinions and feelings."

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