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- Pascale Gourlay
- Jasmine Hodge-Lake
- Lina Christopoulou
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- Alvera d’Souza
- Angela Hook
- Colin Hurst
- Simon Emin
Service user governors
These governors represent the interests of people who are using, or have used, the Trust's services
Service user governors:
Lina is particularly interested in representing service users treated in a day care setting, such as people in the community who may have less severe mental health struggles which may even go undiagnosed or untreated. She is keen to de-stigmatise and de-mystify mental health challenges in the wider community and in the work place.
John has been a service user in Hillingdon for 27 years. He believes strongly that everyone has potential and that there is often complete recovery however long that takes in the long run. He believes that much more can be done and should be done to alleviate the suffering, often painful, that outsiders don’t see or think we are inventing.
Angela is very actively involved in her local community including police community board, local LINK, doctors participation panel and the Harrow user group. She will bring an insight into the community perceptions to help the Trust make informed and effective decisions.
Colin works in learning and organisational development in the pharmaceutical industry. He believes that pharmaceutical interventions have a clear place in treating crises. He believes maintenance through talking therapies and Recovery and Wellbeing Colleges are better to help us all to develop our own personal resources that can keep people resilient and to maintain our self-esteem. When we can do this we are able to enjoy longer periods of productivity, and hopefully any ‘crises’ will not be so deep and lengthy. Colin is passionate about making a difference for all service users and patients in the health and social care system, and holding himself and all other stakeholders to account.
Simon is keen for time to be called on the stigma of mental illness, especially around personality
disorders, and for patients to be informed rather than being dismissed. He believes that building a stronger trust between service users and staff (including user involvement with care plans),is key to achieving better outcomes for all. As well as a passionate interest in art therapy, Simon understands, through personal experience, the true value of talking therapies.