Posted on: 16 November 2022

Meet Nnenna, CAMHS out of hours Team lead at CNWL.

Nnenna oversees the whole CAMHS urgent care team, assessing young people in a crisis presenting with mental health or emotional difficulties.

When asked what motivated her to work with children and young people under 18 years old, she said:

“I feel fulfilled or satisfied responding patients in a crisis…I believe if you catch them young it will go a long way to prevent further mental health crisis.”

Nnenna loves the people she works with and looks forward to coming to work to see her “work family”.

“I feel at home coming in to work and after work I go home and relax with my family…and then look forward to coming back again the next morning to my work family”.

Watch the video below to hear Nnenna talk more about her experience.

Nnenna's story forms part of There’s a place for you, a series of films from our CAMHS service.

The series, produced by And Productions, was created with our staff, showing the working and clinical experiences of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

CAMHS is made up of a team of professionals with different skills and backgrounds who work together to provide a range of specialist support to young people and their families, helping with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

In these films, team members from across the service reveal the day-to-day realities of their roles in mental health, highlighting how rewarding their work is, and why they are so passionate about working with young people.

We hope this can help raise awareness of the opportunities a career within CAMHS can offer.

There's a place for you

Here at CNWL, we have a range of opportunities in mental health, community, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more – whatever stage of your career you’re at.

If you've been inspired by Nnenna's story, be part of our fantastic team. View our current vacancies and also take a look the jobs below:

You can find out more about the different professionals involved in a children’s mental health team on our CAMHS service page