Our core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life; through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care.
PUBLIC GOVERNOR and Lead Governor
Term of office: Mar 2019-Mar 2022
Lynda's area of expertise is that of business management, administration, logistics, accounts and customer service. Her role included being an NVQ Assessor. Part of her responsibility was that of internal quality assurance, therefore, she is acquainted with the standards required within the workplace. Having taken early retirement from her lecturing post, Lynda now has sufficient time to collaborate with patients, carers and staff to work towards an increase in public satisfaction.
Term of office: April 2018-Sept 2020
I am a person of lived experience in mental health. I also run two mental health self-help groups, Rethink MASH and Rethink Good Companions. The aims of the group are to promote wellbeing and to avoid admission to acute inpatient mental health units by keeping “well”. I also serve on the Diocesan Mental Health Steering Group for the Church of England. I hold the Bishop’s badge for services to mental health. I am also well known throughout the county as a Mental Health Activist. I featured in The Derbyshire Times last September, campaigning against people on benefits paying Council Tax. There are many mentally ill people on benefits, mental health being the largest cause of disability. I bring my experience to the Council of Governors, and will “tell it as it is” from a patients point of view in order to improve matters.
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