Dr Ollie Hawthorne
Where are you based?
I’m based in London but also see some families in Exeter.
Where have you worked previously?
Before this I’ve worked in a mix of different teams for people with mental health difficulties. This has included teams for children and young people, teams for adults, teams for older people and a specific team for people with a learning disability.
Why were you interested in working in GIDS?
The part of this job I’m most excited by is getting to meet young people and families who are doing lots of thinking about who they are. I think our childhood and teenage years is a time when we are really questioning the world and our place in it and I feel really lucky that I get to hear some of the ideas people come up with along the way.