Kerri is a caring and compassionate mental health nurse who has specialised in patients with eating disorders since her career began in 2010. She believes she can make the most positive difference to the outcomes of eating disorder patients by setting up The Bridge as an outpatient service.Download Kerri's CV
Kerri has the ability to engage patients with eatingdisorder so they feel empowered and develop positive behaviours. Her experience within the NHS and private sectors has allowed her to get an understanding for what it's like to live with an eating disorder, unpinning her passion and drive to help them recover.
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A. I always knew that nursing was what I wanted to pursue a career in. I chose mental health nursing over the other branches due to the interest I always had with how the brain works and a desire to learn about the many types of mental illness. Helping people, reducing stigma and making a difference to people’s live is something I knew I had the ability to do.
A. Eating disorders are one of the most complex mental illnesses and where I trained in Ireland there was little to no resources available for people with an eating disorder. I gained an interest early on in my training and felt that it was the area I was drawn to more. Helping people with eating disorders requires a passion and commitment due to its complexity and I have the skills to ensure I deliver the care that they need.
A. When someone is being treated for an eating disorder, their loved ones can easily feel put to the side and feel confused about what is happening and what the future may have in store. I feel very strongly about ensuring the treatment helps include parents or loved ones from beginning to end. Educating parents/carers and partners is just as important as educating the patient due to the long term effects of eating disorders.