Hollie Berrigan is a Freelance Consultant Lived Experience Practitioner and Integrative Counsellor currently working as Lived Experience Lead with Beam Consultancy. Hollie has been working in mental health for the past 10 years and brings a blend of lived experience of community and inpatient interventions and clinical expertise and understanding.
Hollie is a has trained over 1000 people around the issues involved in caring for those who self harm and feel suicidal. She is an accredited Peer Support Worker and Hearing Voices Network Facilitator. She provides consultancy for organisations, trains, mentors and provides peer supervision for residents working as Well-Being Navigators in prison settings, she has recently been selected to join the Royal College of Psychiatrists expert reference group on Stigma, Labelling and ‘Personality Disorder’”.
Hollie writes informally in her blog and has published in academic journals. Her current work focuses on working with those who self-harm are recurrently suicidal to avoid prolonged detention, particularly in out of area placements and offer alternatives in the community. Hollie is co-host on The Wrong Kind of Mad podcast and active on Twitter @HoppyPelican.