9 May 2022
Mica Evans, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Nurse Specialist, spoke to Nursing Times about her role within CNWL’s child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).
Mica’s journey with CNWL began at Collingham Child and Family Centre, but she recently joined the Kensington and Chelsea CAMHS Team. She manages a case load of young people who are neurodiverse, and works with them to complete ADHD assessments, monitoring their physical health and mental health.
In her spare time, Mica pursues her other passion: rugby. She plays for Wasps Women, part of the Premier 15s women’s rugby league, the highest in the country. She joined the club in West London so that rugby could fit in with her nursing career.
In the article, Mica said:
“I worked with an eight-year-old boy who had learning difficulties and autism. He was like no other young person I had ever worked with. When he first came to the inpatient unit his behaviour was incredibly difficult and challenging. However, over time I developed a close relationship with him, we found common interests; trampolining and role-play games.
“I loved his energy, excitement and the enormous pleasure he would get from simple things. His behaviour changed and we were able to find a lovely placement for him in the community. He changed how I think about people with learning difficulties, how I nurse and my outlook on life. I think about him all the time.”
You can read more about Mica’s journey here.
Photo credits: David Howlett