I started S12 Solutions in 2017 after becoming convinced that we could use technology to improve this area of practice. I spend most of my time speaking to areas about our work, keeping up to date with local and national changes and initiatives, engaging with the NIA and AHSNs, and ensuring we are developing the platform in line with changing health and social care needs.
I am so proud of the S12 Solutions team; I remember all of our milestones, from the moment we had our first employee, to our pilot Sites agreeing to take part, and becoming selected for national innovation programmes.
My interest in mental health comes from a 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 young children and a labradoodle puppy called Lottie. I really enjoy keeping fit, a key way I look after my own mental health.