- Ethnic minorities / diversity
- Peer support / mentoring
- Lived experience leadership
- Equality / inclusion
- Recovery colleges
- Talking therapies
I have been just over 2 years part of the forum and love every minute of it!
I got involved with the Forum of seeing an advert in the West Wales Action for Action website.
I have diagnosis of both Bipolar Disorder and PTSD, diagnosed formally in 2013 after a period of poor mental health. I have been involved with services since 2002, but my interest in the area goes back to the death of grandmother to suicide in 1996, and now at the age of 42 I love the subject more than anything. I have been involved with the work of the charity of West Wales Action for Mental Health, as I was member of the Carmarthenshire Service User Network.
I have mission in my life to make a positive difference in all I do, and this is my aim of achieve from the Forum. This is important to my role in the Forum as I have interest in politics and feed in to policy development of mental health from a lived experience viewpoint.