About the trainers

All our trainers are speech and language therapists (SLTs) who have extensive experience in the criminal justice sector. They work in youth offending teams, youth offending institutions, high secure hospitals and prisons.  Here are the profiles of two of them:

Eve specialises in working with individuals with mental health difficulties, learning difficulties and challenging behaviours. Having qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1999, Eve’s first post was in Lincoln where she gained experience working within the areas of adult learning disabilities, mainstream schools, adult acquired dyslexia, paediatric clinics and special education. In 2005, Eve moved to Rampton High Secure Hospital and in 2012 was appointed Acting speech and language therapy (SLT) Manager. The SLT service provides input into the Mental Health and Personality Disorder services at Rampton as well as the National High Secure Deaf Service, the National High Secure Learning Disability Service, and the National High Secure Healthcare Service for Women.

Sarah has worked in the field of communication in mental health for more than twenty years, working with both children and adults. She works clinically as a speech and language therapist in both forensic and mainstream mental health settings as well as in education. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate SLTs, other members of multidisciplinary teams and formal/informal carers and families. She also conducts research in this field.  She is passionate about supporting people to optimise their communication, especially where an individual's ability to achieve their potential is compromised by an impaired comprehension or ability to express themselves.