- Neurodiversity and Mental Health
- Care and Treatment Planning
- Patient leadership
- Ending all coercive practice
- Grass roots peer support
I, like many others was supported by Angie Darlington from West Wales Action for Mental Health and felt compelled to work with others to campaign for more humane mental health services and greater understanding of neurodiversity and mental health.
I have lived experience of mental distress and support my daughter who is on the autistic spectrum. I became a carer rep after my daughter suffered injustice from a mental health team. I am involved in activities, including Care and Treatment Planning training for mental health professionals and being on a recovery steering committee.
I also run a peer music project with WWAMH ‘ Adventures in Sound’. I have been closely involved in the ‘Transforming Mental Health’ project. I have been a rep for six years and am passionate about coproduction, patient leadership, ending all coercive practice
and promoting grass roots peer support of all kind.