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Vaijayanti Drumm

Vaijayanti DrummVaijayanti has worked in mental health, social care and education for over 18 years. She started her career in forensic psychiatry working in a medium secure unit in London. She has worked with different client groups including adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, challenging behaviours, as well as those with severe and enduring mental health issues.

In 1999 Vaijayanti moved to the West Midlands, where she obtained a further eight-years’ experience as a Mental Health Social Worker within day services. From 2008 she used her experience and knowledge to promote and develop her position as the Mental Health Coordinator for the local Further Education College. This position involved teaching self- help skills to young people with both diagnosed mental health issues and on-going emotional and psychological problems.

Trained in CBT and Behavioural Family Therapy, she has a teaching qualification as well has her degree in Psychology. She now uses her education and experience to train other professionals working in health, social care and education. As well as running her own training company, she is also an associate trainer for MIND, Ratcliffe Consultancy, and Acute Training Solutions.

 

Paul Drumm

Paul DrummPaul is a registered Mental Health Nurse who has a diploma in Health Studies. He has over twenty years’ experience in various Mental Health settings including Forensic, Community and residential environments. He has expertise in Mental Health, Learning Disability, Dual Diagnosis disciplines as well as Management.

Paul’s repertoire of interventions include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (ie depression and anxiety management), Family Behavioural Therapy, Management of Challenging Behaviour, Carer Support/ Education groups, Social inclusion/ Rehabilitation therapies, Hospitalisation Prevention Plans, Care Planning and Risk Assessment and Smoking Cessation courses.

Paul’s extensive experience, Clinical expertise and in deapth knowledge has proven invaluable in compiling and facilitating courses for Drumm Training and Consultancy.