"I am a networking volunteer with St Deny’s Activity Group which is a non-profit voluntary organisation aiming to improve mental health and wellbeing, by providing activities that offer mutual support and good times. I am also a retired midwife/nurse and has worked many years for the NHS.
I became a Solent NHS Trust community partner after attending an engagement event (Alongside communities) hosted by Solent Health on Zoom.
I am passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of people in the community and my values and insight about the needs of the community really dovetailed with the ambitions that Solent NHS Trust have to deliver in our Alongside Communities plan.
I am dedicated in my ambitions to partner with the Trust and I have recently agreed to beco me a Community Champion which means I will engage with people in my community about things they may not feel confident to speak about until more trust is built up.
The aim is for us to focus on reaching those we seldom hear from."
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