Mental Health Coordinator
Nina has recently joined Student Services in a new role as Mental Health Coordinator. As a part of the wider team, she will be providing support for students living with mental health conditions and those in crisis. After having spent many years working with people in secure mental health settings, Nina is really looking forward to working in partnership with staff, students and local services at St Andrews in order to promote mental well-being.
Nina was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and moved to the UK in 1999 to do live-in voluntary work with London’s street homeless. She found a real passion for working with people in crisis, decided to train as a mental health nurse and moved to Newcastle upon Tyne in order to do so. Since qualifying, Nina has worked in a number of secure mental health services in various roles, most recently as a Ward Manager in a national service for young people with complex mental health needs and extreme challenging behaviours. Her main professional interests include evidence based approaches to promoting well-being and managing risk. Additionally, she has been training health and social care staff in theoretical and practical approaches to managing violence and aggression for over a decade, and has been involved in practice development in this field on a local and national level.
On a personal level, Nina likes cycling, bright colours and coffee (not usually at the same time!). She has recently moved from North East England to Scotland and is looking forward to getting to know the role, the people and the local area.