I have been a volunteer for EPUT and the previous South trust for 15 years, I have used services of the trust and then due to what I saw and my treatment I wanted to get involved. Firstly improve services for all but also as a thank you. I became elected as a governor in 2019 and I sit on the membership committee, I believe governors have a vital role to play in connecting the members to the trust and vice versa. My other community and voluntary roles include being a mental health first aider, I created the Basildon and South Essex Disability equality forum and work as a Time to change Equality Champion all over Essex. I’m proud to represent the constituency of Essex Mid & South as your governor.