New mental health project & administrator

New mental health project & administrator

Much of the activity with leading the Southampton Mental Health Network forward this month has concentrated on getting our new administrator, Hannah, installed.

‘Hi, I’m Hannah, I’m excited to have joined Communicare to support the Mental Health Network as its administrator. I’ve worked within the charitable sector for many years and have a background in healthcare and addiction services. Most recently I have been at home caring for my three children but am very much looking forward to the coming year with the Mental Health Network.’

Working closely with members of the Network Hannah will be concentrating on the areas of activity that the CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group), who are funding this post, have identified as key projects. In the first instance this will include:

· Supporting meetings and events run by the Network

· Researching and developing a new “service users” group for the City

· Encouraging membership of the Network

· Increasing the number of active groups listed on SID (Southampton Information Directory)

We are looking forward to being able to increase the pace of this work as the number of people needing help with mental health challenges rises. The main hope is that, by working together, more can be done to effectively provide useful support.

Hannah’s office hours will be:

Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 1.15pm
Thursday 1pm – 5pm
Friday 9am – 1.15pm

Please offer Hannah a huge welcome if/when you meet her!