Welcome to Session 6 of the NHS APA 2021 Virtual Conference.

In this session Dr Colm Gallagher, Clinical Lead/Clinical Psychologist and Dr Caroline Hoult, Clinical Psychologist for Greater Manchester NHS Trust Mental Health Homeless Team address the issue of stigma and homelessness. Covering topics such as Mental Health, Trauma, Addiction, Physical Health, Brain Injury, Cognitive Deficits, Autism and Rejection.

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    Dr Colm Gallagher
    Clinical Lead/Clinical Psychologist
    Colm is the clinical lead for the Manchester Mental Health Homeless Team. This is a multi-disciplinary team that aims to be a psychologically aware and trauma-informed service.

    Amongst other activities and projects, Colm chairs the multi-agency Manchester Mental Health Homeless Operational Group which aims to develop services according to the recommendation of those with lived experience.

    Colm is also a NICE committee member for the upcoming guidelines for integrating health and social care for people experiencing homelessness. He is influenced by the Open Dialogue approach, ‘Pre-Treatment’ model and wider Narrative Therapy approaches.

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    Dr Caroline Hoult
    Clinical Psychologist
    I am a Consultant Psychiatrist, qualifying as a Consultant in 2017. I started my career in Forensic Psychiatry working with women where a core feature of their past was trauma. This led me to starting my role as Consultant Psychiatrist within the homeless network in Manchester in April 2020. I currently work for the Manchester Mental Health Homeless Team and also provide cover for Housing First in Manchester and an Assertive Outreach pathway for a local CMHT.