These governors represent the interests of carers who care for people using the Trust's services.
Abigail is a young adult carer living with her mum and brother in Harrow. She is a bright University Psychology student and aspiring Psychologist whose aim is to use her experience as a young adult carer and member of many minority groups to actively inform and help improve services to work for users. This will ensure carers, of all ages, receive the support they need for their own wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of those that they care for. Abigail is an advocate for improving mental health services in Harrow and neighbouring boroughs.
Margarita has been a Carer for her son for a number of years and expert by experience in this area. In 2014 she received a Carer of the Year award and promised to be the voice of Carers and use any opportunity to advocate for their rights and needs. Becoming a Carers Governor will give her a chance to promote Carers rights further.
Chandu is a carer who has looked after his son for the past 27 years. He is a very active member of the Carer Council of CNWL and has worked to shape CNWL’s approach to Carers both at Trust wide level and locally.
Chandu helps local organisations and communities to support carers in the community, challenging prejudice about mental health and helping to traverse the seemingly complex world of Health and Social Care.
Chandu is a Mental Health Campaigner and helps Carers Training and the Self Advocacy Project and Mencap. He is also an active member of Mind in Harrow (EKTA group); a Lay Partner of Embedding Partnership (Whole System Integrated Care) and; Like Minded for Northwest London CCG including Harrow CCG, Harrow Patients Participation Network, Civic Medical Centre, Patient Participation Group (PPG) Chair, Harrow Carers, Time to Change, Carer Champions Group and more.
Chandu speaks and understands various languages and wishes to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community members.