Lisa Fraser

Specialist Health Visitor

Degrees & Education

Education

  • BSc Nursing (Mental Health) – University of Stirling
  • PGDip Early Years Practice (Health Visiting) – University of Stirling
  • Postgraduate CPD Infant Mental Health Online – University of Warwick
  • Postgraduate CPD Impact of Trauma on Mental Health – University of Glasgow
  • Postgraduate CPD Understanding Infant Mental Health & Development – University of Glasgow

Further Training

  • Newborn Behavioural Observations (NB0)
  • Video Interactive Guidance (VIG) (Trainee)
  • Solihull Approach Foundation Training and Train the Trainer
  • Mentalization-Based Treatment: Reflective Parenting (MBT-RP)
  • Parent-Infant Relational Assessment Tool – PIRAT Global Scales Training
  • Watch, Wait and Wonder
  • Baby Bonding
  • Touchpoints: The How of Child and Family Engagement
  • iHV Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Training

My Clinical Practice

I have worked within the NHS for over 10 years, firstly, as a mental health nurse and latterly as a health visitor. Most recently, I have been utilising the knowledge and experience gained from both roles working within a specialist service supporting to strengthen the parent-infant relationship.

I have had the pleasure of working alongside hundreds of families to support them with the transition to parenthood, all the way to their child starting school and the many changes and challenges in between. I have experience in supporting a wide variety of parenting topics such as feeding, sleep, development, toileting, and behaviour to name a few.

I am trained in Newborn Behavioural Observations (NBO) which is a tool that demonstrates your baby’s unique abilities as well as how they are communicating with you. I am also experienced in delivering parenting groups, such as Baby Bonding.

I am registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Mental Health Nurse and a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting). I am also a member of the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

My Therapeutic Approach

As a practitioner, my practice is informed by the Solihull Approach which understands the importance of parents having their emotions and mental health contained to contain their children’s emotions. Due to this, I have a special interest in promoting parental mental health, increasing parenting confidence as well as strengthening parent-infant relationships.

I work in a strengths-based, person-centred way as every family are truly unique and requires support that is tailored to them.