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Gail Gray

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Gail Gray

Job description: CEO at Rise

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Areas of interest: Domestic abuse, Substance use, Mental health and wellbeing

Gail Gray's Recent Activity

"Rise refuge has had a dedicated mental health refuge worker since 2005. This role supports all other professionals who support refuge residents to access the local professional partnership systems and structures around mental health and substance misuse. Women who have needs around mental health and substance misuse are assessed during the referral procedure and a support plan is put in place to follow them through Rise services. We work closely with local substance misuse organisations and community mental health teams that support women throughout their stay at refuge and once they are resettled in the community. As part of the induction process for this role the refuge mental health worker will complete visits with specialist mental health and substance misuse services in the statutory and voluntary sector. She is supported through regular individual and group supervision. Her practice is enhanced by attending training and conferences that are relevant to the specialist aspects of her role and incorporates this learning into her daily practice. She attends local forums such as Drugs and Alcohol Working Group (DAWG) and the Community and Voluntary Sector Mental Health forum to share tools and raise awareness. For more information on Rise see: www.riseuk.org.uk"
Reply To: Mental health and wellbeing