These governors represent the interests of people who are using, or have used, the Trust's services
Colin works in learning and organisational development in the pharmaceutical industry. He believes that pharmaceutical interventions have a clear place in treating crises. He believe 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.
My name is Natashia, I am a mother of 4 children between the ages of 3-13 years. I have personal experiences in many fields under the CNWL, ie. hospitals, mental health, schools, prisons etc and I have volunteered to help raise money at a charity organisation.
I have co-facilitated a group of service users at Brent Mind. I have mentored for other service users at Ashford Place Centre which helps with Wellbeing in the community.
I have lived and worked in Dublin, Ireland, Sydney, Australia, Maine, USA and London, UK.
I am now a service user and have experience of inpatient life. I have been in the system for many years now.
I have graduated with a BA Marketing from Portobello Business School, Dublin, Ireland.
I am interested in Poetry and have a Poetry Book published titled A Boogaloo Saint.
I have completed one year of a Public Relations Course at the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.
I grew up in Dublin, Ireland and now live in London, UK. I first came to London aged 21 to work for the BBC.
I am a Dame.
I have previously been a Governor for CNWL but retired as I was unable to devote the necessary time to contribute fully. However, I am now able to devote time and hopefully, expertise.
I am passionate about mental health and wish to be involved as much as possible in two specific areas, mental health in children and Alzheimer’s. I already work within the field of “end of life care” with Coordinate my Care where I am an external Governor and sit on the “Patient Panel” I have personal experience with Alzheimer’s as my late husband was a sufferer for 19 years.
I have considerable commercial experience as my working life has been involved and continues to be involved with international business, Fintech and property.
During my Governorship with CNWL I particularly enjoyed sitting on the medical panels when selection of appointments within the sector arose.
On a personal note, my interests are theatre, opera, music, art, literature and playing the piano!
Having lived in Westminster for over 60 years so, feel I am able to understand and represent the requirements of the area.
With his lived experience, Simon is a vocal service user governor who does not shy away from raising issues with the executive in ensuring the Trust delivers the highest quality-of-service patients deserve, both in and out of hospital.
Since the closure of the Gordon Hospital he is playing an active role in working with the managing director and senior management team in shaping mental health services in The City of Westminster. As there are no acute adult mental health beds in Westminster, Simon is eager to see this beds crisis resolved, as sending patients out of area is distressing for both them and their loved ones. He has successfully campaigned to ensure Westminster inpatients and their loved ones sent out of area travel have their expenses paid.
Simon’s continuing passion for patient welfare remains his top priority.