Naomi Hankinson qualified as an occupational therapist in 1985, after taking a degree in philosophy at Manchester University. In the early years of her career she worked in mental health services, in professional, general and project management roles. In 2001 Naomi joined the North East London Mental Health Trust as joint Director of Therapies and was later seconded for two years to the Department of Health’s National Social Inclusion Programme leading on workforce. Naomi went on to become its Assistant Director for Innovation and Development. She was made Visiting Fellow at London South Bank University during this time and then worked as a Development Consultant at the University of Central Lancashire Inclusion Institute, where she continued to focus on service and workforce development.
Naomi has contributed as a non-executive and trustee on various charities and organisations and was voted on to the British Association and College of Occupational Therapists Council as its Chairman in June 2009, serving four years in this role, and has also chaired the Audit Committee. She has been a Hospital Manager (sitting on mental health act review panels) since 2014 and was elected Vice-President of the Council of Occupational Therapists for European Countries in 2017. She continues to coach, supervise and mentor individuals and review services. Fees: supervision/coaching from £50 per hour; mentoring through individual agreement. Naomi can be reached at [email protected]