Meet the Hub Team

The KeepingWell North Central London Hub is made up of a small, dynamic, multi-disciplinary team of practitioners and operational support roles, all bringing their different experience to work together to connect and support NCL health and social care staff. 

You can find out about our team members, how they contribute to the Hub, and how you might come into contact with them as you use our services, below.

Hub Practitioners

If you attend an assessment, webinar, or team group or workshop with the Hub, this will be led by one of our Hub Practitioners. Our practitioners also do lots of work behind the scenes mapping and connecting the wellbeing support available for NCL staff, to make sure that we can help guide you to the right support for you.

Our Hub Practitioner Team is comprised of fully qualified clinicians and therapists using their many years of experience in a variety of roles across the health and social care sectors to support health and social care workers in all roles across NCL. 

Abi Concannon

Hub Lead

Hello. I'm Abi, and my background is in Leadership and Organisational Development & Consultancy. I am passionate about supporting and strengthening individuals, teams and organisations and have a particular interest in working across systems and boundaries to bring people, ideas and practice together.

Marina Palomo

Hub Support Lead

Hello there, I'm Marina. I am a Clinical Psychologist and have worked in the NHS for over 20 years across health and care, working particularly closely with care home teams. I am also one of the NCL Schwartz Round facilitators. I am passionate about making sure staff receive the support they need to support others but also to recognise that they matter too.

Jocelyn Blumberg

Hub Support Lead

Hello, I am Jocelyn. I'm Chartered Clinical Psychologist and trained in South Africa. Since qualifying in 2000, I have specialised in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD, particularly in the context of human rights. I have worked at the Camden and Islington Traumatic Stress Clinic since 2005, and I train professionals from a range of backgrounds in trauma-informed practice.

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Zoe Dale

Hub Support Lead

I’m an Occupational Therapist by profession, having developed my practice in organisational consultancy and academic leadership to support a range of staff wellbeing and service development initiatives. Clinically I specialised in CAMHS and trauma focused therapy (EMDR). As a parent myself, I am passionate about supporting colleagues to be fulfilled both at work and in their family lives.

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Rachel Stephen

Senior Hub Practitioner

Hello, I’m Rachel Stephen, I’m a nurse and Health Visitor by background and spent many years working with families in the perinatal period when we are never more vulnerable to mental health difficulties.

I have an MSc in psychodynamic human development and spent a number of years working within mental health settings with parents and children. Since 2014 I have primarily worked in practitioner health and believe strongly that compassion breeds compassion.

Damilola Roachford

Senior Hub Practitioner

Hello, my name is Dami and I'm a qualified mental health nurse who has years of experience working in both primary and secondary care sectors supporting people of all ages with mental health difficulties. Having had first-hand experience of what it’s like working in healthcare, I truly understand some of the challenges this can present. One thing I’ve learnt is that we as professionals can't pour from an empty cup. 

Assistant Psychologists

Our Assistant Psychologist team will probably be your first point of contact to the Hub. If you get in touch by email or use our health chat, you will be talking to one of our lovely team below.

Using their experience in a wide variety of different health and care services, our APs work closely with our Hub Practitioners to help you get to the right support, and to help develop our wellbeing events and offer based on your needs.

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Hannah Benn Gordon

Assistant Psychologist

Hi! I'm Hannah, one of the Hub APs. I previously worked in the charity sector, working with disadvantaged young people and supporting survivors of sexual and domestic abuse. For the past few years I have worked in Primary Care in Camden. I have a particular interest in trauma-informed and compassion-focused approaches to supporting individuals’ mental and emotional wellbeing.

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Tamsin Scott

Assistant Psychologist

Hello, I'm Tamsin, and I am one of the Assistant Psychologists working with the KeepingWell NCL Hub. I have experience supporting people’s mental health and wellbeing across many sectors of society. Through providing resources, signposting and referring to other services, or by simply providing a listening ear, The Hub offers a crucial service. Ultimately, we aim to support the wellbeing of those who support others.

Renee Taylor-Spiteri

Assistant Psychologist

Hi, I am Renee, and one of the Assistant Psychologists at the KeepingWell NCL Hub. I have experience working as a Mental Health Support Worker where I supported young people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. I am passionate about supporting individuals with their wellbeing and mental health with a holistic approach and particularly supporting staff who support others.

Claudia Rodriguez Garduño

Assistant Psychologist

¡Hola! I’m Claudia, an Assistant Psychologist.
My education background is in Health Psychology and I completed my studies in Spain, where I am from. 
My professional experience is varied, including working with children, asylum seekers and adults with a Learning Disability.
I strongly believe that we have to take care of ourselves before caring for others. That is why the mission KeepingWell NCL Hub is so relevant to me.

Hub Support Team

Coming from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, the Hub Support team all bring their many years of experience between them in health and care services to keep the Hub running smoothly. They work behind the scenes on projects from data management to website updates, and you might also see them helping to facilitate some of our events or meet them over email as they work to make your experience of our services as smooth as possible.

Reena Bass

Project Manager

Nice to meet you, I'm Reena. As the Hub's Project Manager I take care of the business side of the Hub, whether that's looking after all of our data, making sure all our systems are kept in working order, or working closely with the Support Leads on adding new interventions and commissions to our offer for NCL staff.

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Eve James

Administration & Communications

Hello, I'm Eve! I provide on-the-ground support to our practitioners and APs to help ensure our services and events run smoothly, keep you up to date via our newsletters and your organisations' comms, and keep our website looking beautiful. Before joining the Hub in June 2021 I worked as a bank administrator in a variety of NHS mental health and gender services, and have a particular interest in the role of the arts in wellbeing.

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