Meet the in2gr8mentalhealth team
FOUNDER, CHAIR AND DIRECTOR
Dr Natalie Kemp, Chartered Clinical Psychologist
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Dr Anna Chiara Sicilia, Chartered Clinical Psychologist
I am a Clinical Psychologist working part time in the NHS and part-time in private practice.
I am also a human with my own lived experience of mental health difficulties. I have been through difficult times in my life and I have had to navigate the complexities that arise from being a Clinical Psychologist experiencing distress. Complexities that can bring about a lot of pain and feelings of shame, due to the stigma that still surrounds mental health in the workplace.
I am very passionate in finding ways to destigmatise and value lived experience of mental health in mental health professionals, as an asset to our clinical practice. My experiences were invaluable to learning about myself and how to navigate the pain that life brings at times; learning that I now treasure and that enhances my practice as a clinical psychologist.
In2gr8mentalhealth was there for me in a very powerful way when I most needed to feel that I was not the first (and certainly not the last) Clinical Psychologist to "break". It helped me rebuild and reclaim my narrative and, as a director of in2gr8mentalhealth, I now want my pain to have meaning, to bring about change and hopefully prevent other people from going through similar stigmatised/difficult experiences in their professional lives.