Constituency: Appointed Governor, West Yorkshire and Harrogate ICS
appointed to the Council of Governors
I am a physiotherapist by profession and have worked with children and young people as a clinician, commissioner and manager throughout my career. I am passionate about improving outcomes for all children and young people and understand the impact of poverty and deprivation on health inequalities for children and young people. I am also a foster carer and have experienced the impact of the behaviour of adults on children and young people including parents with diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health conditions.
As a governor I am interested in ensuring that mental health practitioners have an understanding that adults can create trauma for children which can have a significant impact on their behaviour and their own mental health. I am also interested in the changes to CAMHS services for children and young people across West Yorkshire to reduce waiting times and provide good care.