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Rachel Stephen

Rachel Stephen, BSc (Hons), MSc, RGN, HV, RDN

Rachel qualified as a health visitor in 1994 and subsequently worked in London and Edinburgh in a variety of different roles, including Clinical Development Lead for health visiting in Harrow.

In 2004 Rachel achieved an MSc in the Psychodynamics of Human Development and studied at the British Association of Psychotherapy for 2 years. She has always had a strong interest in working therapeutically with parents. She has been a senior trainer for the relationship based Mellow Parenting programme for over 15 years and has also worked in a specialist research and practice roles within the Anna Freud Centre delivering parenting interventions.

Rachel was one of 2 Project Managers who developed the Framework for Resilience in Health Visiting as part of the iHV Making the Most of Health Visiting programme.  She co-authored the recently published documents Supporting Health Visitors and Fostering Resilience – Literature Review (iHV, 2015) and Developing Resilience in Practice: A Health Visitor Framework (iHV, 2015).

Rachel delivered masterclasses on “Developing Resilience with Compassion” to cohorts of the 700 delegates attending the four iHV Making the Most of Health Visiting regional professional conferences in 2015.