Jennie Ormerod - Senior Clinical Psychologist
“I provide a staff support service to staff working in intensive care on Ward J54. The service involves providing individual psychology sessions to staff to provide them with a space to reflect on the impact of their work and to build resilience.
The service was put in place in recognition of the stress and demands that can be part of working in ICU and to ensure staff feel supported to manage this environment.”
“I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2000 and worked in a community mental health team for adults with severe and enduring mental illness for 7 years.
I developed an interest in trauma and so alongside this role I worked as part of a specialist trauma service with clients who had been through multiple traumatic incidents and developed post-traumatic stress disorder. In 2008 I became the clinical lead for the trauma service and managed a small team of clinicians. We specialised in working with people who had been in the military and I became very interested in this area. In 2012 I had the opportunity to develop a wider mental health service for military veterans across Yorkshire and the Humber. I also ran support services for staff involved with domestic violence and supported staff across the organisation following critical incidents.”
“The best thing about my job is that I really enjoy meeting new people and understanding how different people cope within the same environment. I’ve always been interested in how high-risk professional groups - who are exposed to distress and trauma on a regular basis - find ways to cope. This interest led me to my current post.
I am also very passionate about staff wellbeing and believe that staff perform at their best when they feel supported and appreciated.”