Welcome to The M Word (Emotional Problem Solving) cic. My name is Lavinia and I am the Director and Nurse Consultant.
I used to work across CAMHS as a Locum Nurse across a variety of counties. The story is the same across the country, it would appear, in that anybody trying to access services through CAMHS invariably have to be very patient as the queues are very long due to resources being overstretched. Further, CAMHS are not particularly good at offering dual support, or indeed recognising, Autism and mental ill health, despite at least 40% of the referrals being just this.
I felt I had to be proactive and offer a service. I had the knowledge, the skills and the experience. I also have a very good track record wherever I have worked, and a growing reputation with colleagues and clients of making Mental Health interesting and a positive way of living. I wanted to cut to the chase in helping my clients through a Mental Health Assessment, and, if deemed necessary, an Initial Screening for those who believe they show traits of Autism, ADHD, and (more often than not) a PDA profile. Rather than waiting 18 weeks to be seen by CAMHS, our goal is to have you seen and assessed with your report within as many days. However, I work in all areas of mental health and all my clients learn how to repair their self-esteem, build their confidence and develop their resilience.
I work with an amazing team, where you can read more about them on the Meet the Team, who are all passionate about helping and supporting our clients. We must be doing something right because our business continues to grow through word of mouth. We feel very fortunate in having the loveliest of clients, partners and supporters. Our clients feel very nurtured as a result of being part of the extended M Word family. So, we look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you into the fold. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and consider us in helping you. We look forward to meeting you.