Happy New Year and welcome to our first edition for 2015. This edition includes a welcome to our new Non Executive Faye Wilson, updates on our Living Well with Dementia and Bounce! well-being and resilience programmes, news of a new Anti Stigma group being set up by North East together and a bumper round-up of policy news.
Welcome to our new Non-Executive Director
We are delighted to welcome Faye Wilson to our Board, as Non-Executive Director. Faye has been a mental health social worker for over 30 years. She has experience in all aspects of mental health, older persons, working age adults, substance misuse, rehabilitation and inpatient mental health and mental health law.
New North East Anti-Stigma Steering Group
Following the North East together AGM in November where the focus was on the impact of stigma and discrimination on people with lived experience of mental health conditions, a new North East Anti-Stigma Steering Group is being established.