The Resilience and Early Intervention Work Stream was established in June 2017 to consider building universal resilience in children and young people and early intervention where this is required to support young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health; getting it right from the start.

It combines the functions of the 2 former workstreams:

  •  Universal Resilience and Wellbeing
  • Early Intervention and Enhanced Support for Vulnerable Groups

 It also recognises the significant work being undertaken by the Public Health Wales (PHW) NHS Trust in the arena of child wellbeing and resilience; in particular their work on The First 1000 Days and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).  The workstream aims to compliment and not duplicate PHW’s work.



Lead Officer:  Dr Dave Williams /Marie Evans        Admin Support: Richard Hockey




Professor Robin Banerjee

Cardiff University

Educational Psychology

Paula Barnett

Vale of Glamorgan Youth Offending Service
Mary Charles Public Health Wales Welsh Network of Promoting Healthy Schools
Sue Evans Powys tHB CAMHS Clinical Psychology
Sharon Fernandez Powys tHB Health Visiting/Flying Start
Nia Griffiths Welsh Government Education Policy
Suzanne Griffiths Adopt Cymru Adoption
Peter Gore-Rees Betsi Cadwaladwr UHB CAMHS Clinical Director
Dr Euan Hails Aneurin Bevan UHB CAMHS Nursing
Dr Sarah Hammond-Rowley

Betsi Cadwaladwr UHB

CAMHS Clinical Psychology/LPMHSS

Prof Gordon Harold University of Sussex/Cardiff University Expert Advisor/Psychology
Lynzi Jarman Youth Justice Board Youth Justice
Laura Kinsey Bridgend County Council Head of Social Care Rep
Annabel Lloyd Merthyr Council Head of Social Care Rep
Sue Mably Public Health Wales Consultant Public Health
Carol Mooney

Welsh Government

Education Policy
Katherine Morgan Bridgend CB Council Educational Psychology
Sara Moseley Wales Alliance for Mental Health Third Sector
Tim Opie

Welsh Local Government Association

Youth Policy
Dr Helen O'Shea Aneurin Bevan UHB CAMHS Academic Psychology
Janine Roderick Public Health Wales South Wales Police
Nia Thomas Flying Start Flying Start


  • Consideration of the actions required to enable and support schools and teachers to provide a healthy environment that results in healthy children and young people
  • Consideration of the most appropriate ways of maintaining a balance between resilience and early intervention and providing a clear steer to ensure that these are aligned
  • Identifying cross sector services with emphasis on early support
  • Identifying available support for the most vulnerable children and young people including Looked After Children (LAC) and adopted children
  • Development of a framework to link the work of the T4CYP with that of educational reform.