Erika Grimes

Training Officer

Erika joined Progression Training as a training advisor in 2021.

Erika has previously worked in psychiatric hospitals and has experience supporting people with a wide range of mental health problems including psychosis, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, and severe mental illness – schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder.

Erika went on to complete a degree in International Politics, which included some time studying abroad and later studied Law, specializing in Human Rights.

More recently, after some time out to be at home with her daughter, Erika has worked in young people’s residential settings, supporting children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. While working in this role, Erika completed her Level 3 diploma in Children and Young People. Erika will be completing her TAQA qualification with Progression and is looking forward to supporting care staff to achieve their qualifications.