I first started S12 Solutions in 2017 when I realised, we could use technology to improve this area of practise.
I spend most of my time speaking to interested new areas about our work, keeping up to date with local and national changes and initiatives, engaging with the NIA and AHSN networks and ensuring we are developing the platform in line with changing needs of practise.
I am so proud of the S12 Solutions team, I remember the moment we had our first employee, when our pilot sites agreed to take part, being part of national innovation programmes.
My interest in mental health comes from a very close family member who had long standing involvement with mental health services, and we also attended family therapy. I was a young carer without knowing the term, and I wanted to work to improve the experience of my loved one and of my family. This is how I ended up as a mental health social worker.
I have two children, aged 6 and 8, and a labradoodle puppy called Lottie. I really enjoy keeping fit, a key way I look after my own mental health.