Matt is a credentialed mental health nurse, undertaking his original qualification in the UK.
He has extensive experience in a variety of areas in the mental health field, from Psychiatric Intensive Care, to inpatient Drug and Alcohol withdrawal and stabilisation, to community-based treatment services in both government and non-government sectors.
Matt has practiced in clinical leadership and management positions for a number of years and has post graduate qualifications and experience in non-medical prescribing, psychopharmacology and medication management, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and ITEP, amongst others.
Matt is passionate about the provision of inclusive and Trauma Informed services for individuals, positive risk assessment, and suicide prevention. His specialist interest treatment groups have always been people struggling with borderline personality disorder, complex trauma, and addictions. He is a proud advocate for DBT and stabilisation-based therapies to help people experience a better present, and future.
Matt brings his skills to both of his roles; as both primary care mental health nurse and as a member of the Pathways DBT team.
When not at work, Matt can be found being bossed around by his toddler son, surfing one of the longboard point breaks in the area, and moaning about the struggles of his beloved Manchester United – in that order.