Milly qualified with a BSc (hons) in Nursing Studies in 1991 and has undertaken additional training in counselling, substance misuse, mental health, sexual health and contraception, solution focussed brief interventions, compassionate communication and has a training qualification.
Before MO, she worked in HIV in-patient care, GUM health advising, youth work, healthcare for street homeless adults, occupational health and teenage pregnancy. She also co-managed a well-evaluated programme of training around sexual health, mental health and substance use for adults working with children, young people and families in Swindon for over five years. She co-authored an innovative and award winning sexual health training resource through Leonard Cheshire Disability's 'In Touch' Project in 2010.
Olivia has worked with homeless families and supported homeless young people back to work and into accommodation. Her role managing a homeless project providing support to young people around their alcohol and other drug use, sexual health and parenthood and mental health. This work led Olivia to a role developing and delivering training for a Local Authority, where she worked in partnership with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, the Drug and Alcohol Action Team and the Teenage Pregnancy Team. Olivia has qualification in Adult Teaching, Psychology and Social Geography, and additional training in Solution Focused Brief Interventions and Counseling.
Olivia has a particular interested in cognitive and behavioural psychology and theories of attachment.
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