Martin Sherred

Meet Trustee Martin

I am delighted to have joined as a Trustee from August 2019. I worked for local authorities for over 40 years,30 of these in West Sussex, in both children and adult services and have always had a particular interest in mental health issues.

I did my specialist mental health training at the Maudsley and was a practicing approved social worker under the Mental Health Act for many years. I was involved in the West Sussex out-of-hours service for over 20 years and was the responsible manager for that service for three years. My final role before retiring was as operational manager for mental health across West Sussex. So I believe I have an appreciation of the enormous contribution offered by West Sussex Mind to mental health services currently and would want to play my part in promoting this further in the future.

I hope my operational experience will be of value in refreshing and developing policies as required but, in particular, I expect to visit the local services regularly and listen to the people using them to ensure West Sussex Mind is fulfilling its aims as much as possible.

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