Registered nurse with background in child and adolescent mental health, wellbeing and development

Lesley Messenger-Jones

Lesley Messenger-Jones, Registered Nurse

Lesley Messenger-Jones is a highly experienced registered nurse with a rich background in child and adolescent mental health, wellbeing and development.

Lesley spent 20 years working as a school nurse across South Cumbria, focussing on health promotion and education and later assuming a specialist role in the Children's Continence Service. Over the last 3 years, Lesley has developed a special interest in child and adolescent mental health and now works as a CAMHS practitioner with a passion for working with young people with eating disorders using family-based treatment. She also works with children and young people using play therapy skills to support behaviour/emotional issues.

Alongside this, Lesley has launched her own early-intervention service (Young Lives), working across many schools in South Cumbria using both play-therapy skills and early intervention to support and empower children and families through challenging times.

Through her work with Young Lives, Lesley has recently been contracted to work with Adoption Now - delivering play therapy skills and therapeutic parenting sessions.

Lesley's close working relationship with schools means she is well-suited to lead on Early Help Assessments when required. Lesley is a valued member of the Strengthening Families Team in Cumbria and completes annual health assessments for Children Looked After using systematic approaches and works collaboratively with young people to formulate personal healthcare plans.

Lesley has accredited qualifications in:

Lesley is a Registered Nurse.

RGN Pin: 88F0548E.

Counselling skills for working with Children awarded by CPCAB (Counselling and psychotherapy Central Awarding Body): CPCAB702-ESWC-L3C-777-302805

She has an up to date enhanced certificate to work with children from HM disclosure and barring service (DBS).

Disclosure and barring service, certificate number : 001469502433 (9.12.14). This is regularly Updated.


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