Julie Stratton – Director
Julie is a Registered General nurse and a Registered Mental Nurse, her career has been in Forensic Psychiatry, Acute Psychiatry and Mental Health within Deaf Services. Julie took a career break from healthcare to attain a degree in Law and Diploma in Legal Practice and returned to healthcare in 2002.
For the past 18 years she has had both managerial and training roles also having a dual role as Lecturer Practitioner for High Dependency Services and an Honorary Lecturer at theUniversity ofSalford. Julie is experienced in managing, designing and delivering a wide range of training resources and programmes for major health and social care providers including specialist courses on The Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act Awareness for Hospital and Community Care professionals.
Julie is a member of IMHAP and holds her certificate in mental health law and an MSc in Forensic Behavioural Science, she is a member of the UK Resuscitation council and the institute for conflict resolution and recently successfully completed the NSPCC Training the Trainer certificate.
Celia Reid – Business Development Manager
Successfully designed and developed a fully comprehensive training administrative system. The system allows for Planning, sourcing, implementing, recording and monitoring in respect of both mandatory training and staff personal and professional needs. The system ensures all staff training needs are met and to the required standard in keeping with the Government Guidelines and Care Quality Commission requirements.
Bernadette Lynch – Trainer
Bernadette has a background in both law and mental health training. She has worked in practice as a solicitor and as a lecturer in law at the University of Birmingham, the University of Oxford and has worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Universities of Pennsylvania and San Diego.
More recently Bernadette has worked as an in-house trainer in Mental Health Awareness for Future Health and Social Care, a community-based charitable organisation which provides accommodation and support for vulnerable groups including people with mental health problems and learning disabilities.
She also works as a trainer with MOVING ON, an organisation comprising service users and professionals who deliver mental health awareness training with a focus on recovery for organisations such as Birmingham Social Services, MIND and the Citizens Advice Bureau and as a trainer and consultant for FCH, a voluntary and charitable organisation providing housing and support for vulnerable groups including those with mental health and learning difficulties: currently engaged in providing consultancy services for the establishment of a service user involvement project.
Andrew Parsons and Oliver Donald – Consultants / Trainers
Andrew Parsons from RadcliffesLeBrasseur, a national law firm specialising in the health sector provides consultancy, advice and training to Gateway. Sessions at your units can be arranged through RadcliffesLeBrasseur for training sessions in mental health law or healthcare issues particularly for medical staff.
Millie Black – Trainer
Millie is an experienced practitioner with over 40 years experience in mental health care. She has worked as a practitioner and manager and throughout her career has been active in staff development and training. Her most recent role was as hospital manager for CareUK in charge of an in-patient psychological therapies unit, including patients who are liable to detention under the MHA (1983).
Millie had full responsibility for all aspects of the business: clinical, administrative, budgetary. She is committed to ensuring high clinical standards through recruitment and ongoing education of the staff group. She is accredited by the CIEH as a trainer.
Liz Mayne – Associate Trainer
Liz Mayne’s first career focused on working with, and on behalf, of a range of socially excluded communities, within an equalities framework, in the North West and London giving local people ‘a voice’ through cultural activities. One of the key community engagement projects was working with the Moss Side community in Manchester, and other stakeholders, to establish a large scale African and Caribbean Cultural Centre for local and region-wide audiences.
Her second career in mental health commenced in 1996 as Director of WISH (Women in Secure Hospitals) working with and on behalf of women patients in high and medium secure settings and prison healthcare units. This involved practical and emotional support to the women, working with management and staff to improve the women’s care and treatment whilst they were being detained inappropriately and campaigning nationally, alongside others, to effect the discharge of women from high security hospitals and the development of new, gender specific secure settings for them.
In 2001, as Policy Advisor at the Department of Health, developing the Women’s Mental Health Strategy and authoring the Implementation Guidance: Mainstreaming Gender and Women’s Mental Health (DH ’03). Subsequently, as National Lead for Gender and Women’s Mental Health, supporting the mental health sector in implementing key strands of the Guidance. Since ’06, as National Lead for Violence and Abuse Policy Implementation, supporting the mental health and higher education sectors to improve the care and treatment provided to survivors of abuse – and child sexual abuse in particular – underpinned by routine enquiry of abuse in all mental health assessments.
Since January ‘11, she has been working as:
- Consultant / Trainer: Gender, Abuse and Mental Health.
- Independent Mental Health Advocate , Adult Forensic Service, Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust.
- Integrative Therapist working from home and with Manchester University Counselling Service.
Malcolm Rae OBE – Consultant / Trainer
Malcolm Rae has recently retired as the Joint Strategic Lead for the Acute Care Programme of The National Mental Health Development Unit. He remains as an advisor to the NMHDU, NPSA and CQC on the Prevention and Management of Suicide, Violence and other safety issues along with innovative approaches to undertaking SUI’s. He has recently undertaken a number of Independent Investigations, and has been involved in Service Development initiatives.
He was an independent member of the Parole Board for 7 years from 2002. He was formally the Nursing Officer for Mental Health and Forensic Psychiatry at the Department of Health from 1997-2002. Prior to this he was the Executive Director of Nursing at the Mental Health Services of Salford NHS Trust. He is a former chair of RCN Mental Health Society. He is the author of “Freedom to Care”, and numerous articles. He was awarded the OBE in 1996 for services to health care.
In 2001 he was awarded a fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing for his contribution to nursing leadership. He is a Fellow of the University of Central Lancashire. In September 2010, he was the first recipient of a Fellowship awarded by the National Association of Intensive Care Units (NAPICU)
Jillian Powell – Trainer
Jillian has worked as a lecturer in universities the NHS, Independent Sector and Prison Services. She has held senior roles such as Director of Nursing and Director of Clinical Services and she specialises in Self harm, suicide prevention and women’s Issues. Jillian has also set up low secure provisions and developed organisation systems and facilitated quality systems within this framework. Previously she has been involved in developing Deaf and hearing staff group through delivery of educational programmes and in developing clinical framework for Deaf and hearing patients.
Jillian has a specialist interest in Personality Disorder having managed and reviewed national specialist and general service Mental Health, Learning Disability & Personality Disorder specification directory. Jillian has had Visiting Lecturer status for The University of York on assessment, management and treatment of Personality Disorders.
Mark Riddell – Trainer
Mark is a senior social work manager working in safeguarding and child protection. He has been employed as Project Manager to design, set up and manage a fully operational Multi-Agency Team. The team has in its make up professionals from all sectors across children’s services. The aim of the service is to reduce the referrals coming into social care ensuring appropriate signposting, to reduce the number of children needing child protection plans and to reduce the number of children needing to be looked after by the local authority.
Prior to this he worked as a Team Leader with responsibilities to manage a team of 42 qualified and unqualified staff within the Corporate Parenting Service. He supervised staff in line with policy and procedures and was responsible for case work decisions, human resource issues in supporting staff in their role i.e. mentoring and coaching. Mark has extensive experience in Child protection and takes the lead on our safeguarding programmes.
Gill Bailey – Consultant and Trainer
Gill is qualified in management, training & development, assessment, quality assurance and trained in strategic business analysis. The Consultancy came from a professional business background in HR and a strategic role with her care businesses, membership of the Executive of the UKHCA (the UK Home Care Association) and voluntary Chair and Trustee of a Community Partnership.
Care sector specific consultancy projects include: 3 UK Workforce Development Projects for UKHCA; an independent investigation of a domiciliary care business on behalf of the shareholders in the light of national media and CSCI attention; management training programmes for Skills for Care employer partnerships and private hospitals.
Michael McNamara – Associate Trainer
Michael is our lead trainer for ILS and has developed the course and the workbook. Michael is registered with the HPC (Health Professionals Council) as a State Registered Paramedic and was an instructor within the service. His Paramedic registration number is PA06056. Michael is also registered as a trainer with the UK Resuscitation Council and is an Advanced Life Support Provider. His registration with them is M/FAI/07/003. He is also registered with First Aid International, registration number is 10960.
Michael delivers the full range of first aid courses including Immediate and Advanced life support and he delivers phlebotomy training. He is also a BuILD accredited trainer for the management of conflict.
Phil Morgan – Associate Trainer
Phil has been working in the social care field for over thirty years. He began his career in 1973 working as a nursing auxiliary in a psychiatric hospital near his hometown ofNewport inSouth Wales. Since then he has worked in sheltered housing, residential children’s establishments and various mental health and complex needs projects.
For over seventeen years Phil was responsible for managing a number of different projects. From 1986 he was the manger of a MIND hostel for people living with mental illness inKingston-upon-Thames. He then, in 1993 moved to manage a community support team for Opendoor in Southwark South London.
During his time there the team expanded to take on an assertive outreach section, working closely with the Maudsley hospital andInstituteofPsychiatry. This was an innovative project involving the voluntary sector in this form of work for the first time. This became known as the PIP project and is still performing well in the area today. Phil’s last full time post was as Support Services manager for Second Step Housing Association inBristol. He was responsible there for the overall management of all the community-based services. He oversaw the introduction of the Supporting People.
Alison Boyle – Trainer
Alison is an experienced nurse and senior manager within the NHS, specialising in Risk Management and Crisis intervention. She has had several roles most recently as crisis care manager within Acute Services and accident and emergency.
Patricia Watt – Trainer
Patricia is a registered first aid trainer as well as an AED and Oxygen therapy trainer. Patricia is also updated in Immediate Life Support every year. She is currently undertaking the Ambulance Technician Course. She also has responsibility for quality control of first aid courses.
Frank Edwards – Trainer
Frank is fully qualified first aid training; he also delivers courses in health and safety, manual handling and infection control, he is also recognised nationally by the CIEH, as a Health & Safety Trainer. His qualifications include European Emergency Medical Technician-Defibrillation Certificate and he is a Member of the European Association of Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics. Frank also is a Member of the European Association of Professional Pre-Hospital Trauma Care. First Aiders Certificate Course.
Spinal Immobilisation Certificate, Fracture Management Certificate, Automatic External Defibrillation Certificate, Analgesic Gas Administration Certificate and Airway Management Certificate and Oxygen Administration Certificate. Frank has recently achieved the Emergency Medical technician qualification and Manual Handling people and loads instructors’ certificate.
John Cunliffe – Trainer
John has worked for many years as a senior fire officer including roles such as Inspecting Officer – Assessing and applying Fire Safety schemes to meet with the requirements of legislation and regulation across a full range of premises and processes. Senior Fire Safety Officer – Supervising all aspects of Fire Safety and Inspecting Officers within the Metropolitan District of Sefton,Liverpool.
Divisional Officer Fire Safety Management Group – he held the overall responsibility for personnel within the Fire Safety Department, their training, development and welfare, together with consultative input to the continuous development of Fire Safety strategies and policies. John delivers the whole range of fire training as well as Health and safety courses and management training.
Paul Hamer – Trainer
Paul is a Regional Healthcare Trainer with PTTLLS accreditation and he has background skills in recruitment, sales and management. Paul has been involved in many aspects of recruitment attracting candidates by way of job fairs, networking, advertising, regular contact with job centres and internet sites as well as interviewing and using Business development skills to build lasting relationships with clients and has had various roles within healthcare branches and administration as well as progression to Healthcare Training Manager.
Paul is an experienced trainer specialising in Safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children, Medicine management, Equality and Diversity, Nutrition and food hygiene, Infection control and first aid.