Alastair is one of our founders.
Alastair is a Mental Health advocate who has assisted a number of mental health patients receive full mental health support from the Kent and Medway Trust with the support of Helen Grant MP. He has also been in the role of a carer for his wife who experienced a mental health ward twice, the second time being thrown out with a diagnosis that was not “robust” leading to another suicide attempt 5 days later . Alastair retired from Accountancy in 2018 to support change in the Mental Health and support those he encountered, unable to get NHS help through lack of resources, following the misdiagnosis and mis-treatment of his wife.
Andrea is another of our founders. A Mental Health Advocate Campaigning for Change and Outstanding Provision of Mental Health Services. Andrea recently presented at the Human Rights committee led by Harriet Harmen MP regarding the 4-year detention of her autistic daughter due to misdiagnosis.
Andrew is also one of our founders.
Andrew is a highly experienced in IT management. He has several close family members with mental health difficulties and is very keen to see positive change in the provision of care.
Mansi Dholakia is the CEO of Global Mental Health Association established in the USA and works towards various mental health causes around the world. She is an advisor to our group.
Currently she is in India, working towards revolutionizing the Education system by introducing emotional intelligence modules into the school curriculum.
She is a British citizen and has suffered through Anxiety and Depression for a very long time. Her personal experience through the system has driven her to support our cause with passion.
Claire’s struggles with ill mental health came to a head (pardon the pun) back in 1995 when she experienced, what was then diagnosed as, severe post-natal depression. Generalised Anxiety Disorder, recurring Depressive Mood Disorder and Panic Disorder are just a few labels/diagnoses she has acquired over the last 25 years leading to vast experience within the UK's Mental Health system. Having been well for the last 5 years Claire feels passionately that people should receive the care and expertise they need BEFORE they reach crisis point. Claire now writes blogs about mental health in the hope they reach people who are struggling.
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I have deep underlying passion and unwavering love for #healthcare within all its paradigms and all whom operate within the sector, not only nationally but internationally. Bringing together #experts within all fields to team up with likeminded experts in solving #infectiousdisease , in relieving discomfort & disease from all those in whom we serve within all capacity.
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Umesh's passion is patient safety, professional regulation, why doctors make mistakes, organisational culture and leadership and also impact of subconscious bias and Institutional racism on patient safety and staff well-being.
He was a Medical Director of NHS for more than 15 years (Bury NHS Trust 1998-2003 and Wigan ( 2010 -2017)
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Retired after both Private and Public Practice, worked as Principal Legal Officer with Trent Regional Health Authority (serving a large area with three Teaching Hospitals, and five UK Counties. Principal Officer (Legal) Inner London Local Authority acted as Advocate in all Courts. Throughout my practice of Law, I have also maintained my Nursing Qualifications working as an Agency Nurse in both NHS and Private Hospitals mainly in A & E and ITU. Now retired but maintain an active interest in Law, obtaining a Doctorate in Civil Law LL.D. Served as a member of my local GP's surgery as a member of the Patients Participation Group, also interested in improving my Housing Association and housing matters in general. Active Member with the Patients' Association a National charity in partnership with the Care Quality Commission, listening to patients speaking up for change appointed Chair of my local surgery's PPG January 2017.
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Ajit is a Finance professional who works in the health care industry and provides us with research and campaigning skills.
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Rajan is an award-winning explorer, journalist and consultant. He, along with his family, have supported mental health awareness having run a range of mental health homes across Birmingham for Asian women and art exhibitions that brought communities together over a combined theme. He is a former Olympic mental coach and has worked in over 58 countries. He runs the Global Indian Series where in addition to exploration, they tackle the big conversations surrounding community development. His work has been endorsed by 5 heads of state, key members of the House of Lords through to large institutions including the EBRD and CARICOM. He is passionate about people, communities and culture.
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Nandini is a Consultant Psychiatrist in early intervention in psychosis. Honorary Professor with the University of Leicester. Associate Dean for Equivalence, RCPsych. Secretary on the International SCAN panel and SCAN trainer for University of Leicester.
After a career as a commercial pilot & airline Crew Resource Management trainer, Mel is now devoted to helping others and stopping the Mental Health Stigma. She helps organisations realise the importance of a just-culture and prioritising employee wellbeing, is a MHFA instructor and resilience coach. Mel pulls on lived experience, but focuses on empowering others to re-write their story.