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Kimberley Blakey

Skills Mentor

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About Kimberley

Kimberley’s background is in the education sector and has experience working in both Primary, Secondary and Special education. She trained as a secondary teacher and taught Art and Design Technology before moving into special education. She is also a qualified Play Therapist and has worked across a number of primary schools delivering play therapy sessions to primary aged children.

She joined Chimp Management in 2016 and has been involved in working closely with Professor Peters on developing educational resources aimed at introducing the Chimp Model in schools and supporting school staff, parents and carers.

In 2019 she was involved in the development and delivery of a feasibility study which took place over three regions involving teachers who took part in the Skills for Life programme.

Early in 2020, she was involved in a grant-funded research study with Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS foundation trust (RDaSH) using the Chimp Model with groups of secondary school students at risk of fixed-term exclusion.

Kimberley has a special interest in the children’s book My Hidden Chimp and has worked with our media team to bring this to life even more through the development of an interactive version of the book.

Areas of Expertise

Recently, Kimberley has worked with people in the following areas:

  • Parents & Carers
    • Delivering webinars supporting parents and children during challenging times 

She also works with individuals, from all walks of life, on a one-to-one basis through our mind management coaching service.

If you’d like to learn more about how Chimp Management, you can contact us on at the bottom of this page.

Video: Introducing Kimberley Blakey

Testimonials

NHS University Hospitals of Derby and Burton

“A useful session offering another perspective into self-management of wellbeing”
 
“Very good interactive session, would recommend again”
 
“I will read the book. I have already controlled my chimp today”

Session Comments

Derby GP Specialty Training Programme

 

Sheffield Children’s NHS Trust

Just to say a BIG THANK YOU for a great event in Sheffield. Everyone was very inspired by the afternoon of chimp training. Staff have named their chimps and have been buzzing with a new enthusiasm. They really appreciate that you did this for Sheffield, and I am sure our Sheffield children and young people will enjoy and benefit from working with our staff with their new approach and ideas.

I have seen lots of chimp cards around bases to remind staff of the strategies you presented on the day. Staff are very actively thinking about their chimps and their initial responses in their daily work.

Marissa, Team Leader, Sheffield Children’s NHS Trust

 

Coal Clough Academy

“The session held by Kimberley was excellent.  The topic content suited our needs perfectly and Kimberley engaged not only our pupils but our staff, handling in the process a number of social and emotional needs extraordinarily well. Our School’s experience of working with Chimp Management has been seamless and an entirely positive one and I couldn’t recommend the service highly enough. “

 
Nathanial Eatwell, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Coal Clough Academy

A bit about Kimberley

Kimberley has a love of drawing, painting, decorating…anything creative really! In her spare time, you’ll find her going on long walks in the countryside with her golden retriever when she’s not building dens and going on adventures with her two young boys.

Kimberley’s Nominated Charity

Chimp Management is a charity supporting company, you can find out more about this here. We encourage everyone in our team to support charities, either through donations or voluntary work.

 

Kimberley supports Theodora Children’s Charity, a charity that works to bring magical moments to sick and disabled children. 

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