Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


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Rachel Rayner

CCIO Network


Rachel’s professional experience has given her opportunities to work with children with special needs and their families, adults with chronic and pervasive mental health problems in the community, substance misuse evaluation, assessment, support and counselling. Her speciality is in working with children in schools and residential facilities where the child is experiencing emotional, behavioural or social difficulties. Children experience problems for a wide range of reasons and she is happy to discuss how she could help your service in understanding children experiencing emotional or mental health difficulties.

Rachel wants to develop a quality, respected training team offering Mental Health Awareness Training in topics like:- anxiety, emotional awareness, bereavement, attachment, happiness, self-harm, behaviour, listening skills and more.

She is a mental health specialist practitioner focused on providing individual and family services. Specialising in work related to children and young people: behaviour, social skills, emotional well-being. In particular she offers support to schools on emotional well-being and developing whole school training, awareness, policies and interventions.

Specialties: mental health, training, children’s emotional well-being, school, residential.

Additional HDR Midlands Team Members

Dr Emma Redman

Research Collaborations and Partnerships Manager & Honorary Senior Lecturer
Midlands Health Alliance & University of Leicester

Dr Jeffry Hogg

Clinical Research Fellow
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Katy Hardwick

Director of Intelligence & Analytics
NHS Lincolnshire ICB

Professor Kamlesh Khunti CBE

Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine
University of Leicester