Hazel is a registered mental health nurse, counsellor and therapist within the field of addiction and has qualifications in coaching/ mentorship/ leadership and is completing a master’s in Education. Hazel is a non-medical prescriber and still has clinical commitments as well as more strategic responsibilities managerially.
As well as an interest in Art therapy and other therapeutic approaches within the field of addiction she has been championing end of life care within the field and has been an IBA trainer for 7 years.
Hazel has worked in the addiction field for over 20 years and has a specific interest in Dual diagnosis working exclusively for a year in Auckland New Zealand in a specialist dual diagnosis service 2003-4, taking a paper to conference on models of addiction and comorbidity.
Hazel has co published practice documents whilst working in Cornwall around Non-medical prescribing in the field of substance misuse and recently advised on a public health document around the role of nurses in substance misuse services and is cited as a contributor.
Hazel delivers training locally in the area of complex needs and is passionate about providing excellence in an area where complexity is the expectation not exception.