Association of Mental Health Providers

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Dr Sri Kalidindi CBE

Independent Chair

Sri is a Consultant Psychiatrist and previous Associate Medical Director at the South London & Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust. In addition to her role as Consultant Psychiatrist, Sri is also currently the National Clinical Lead for Mental Health Rehabilitation for the Getting It Right First Time programme with NHS England and Improvement, and a…

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Sanjay Shah

Director of Finance, Certitude

Sanjay has over 20 years experience working within the charity sector and the Health service. He has recently been appointed the Director of Finance for Certitude. Certitude is the parent organisation of two others which focus on supporting people with Learning Disabilities and Mental health needs – the Southside Partnership and Support for Living. Prior…

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Mark Winstanley

Chief Executive, Rethink Mental Illness

Mark Winstanley has been Chief Executive of Rethink Mental Illness since September 2014, but has worked at the Charity for 30 years in various capacities from front-line service delivery to Director of Corporate Affairs.  During his time with the Charity he has held a number of public appointments in health, education and criminal justice.  These…

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Rachel Peacock

Chief Executive, Making Space

Rachel joined Making Space as Executive Director of Development in 2013, bringing to the organisation her knowledge of small local and large national charities, and her experience as a commissioner and grant maker. Rachel was appointed as CEO of Making Space in 2017. Making Space is a national charity and leading provider of adult health…

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Julie Layton

Chief Executive, Advance UK

Julie was appointed as Chief Executive of Advance in 2015, having worked for the organisation for a number of years as Director of Resources and Deputy Chief Executive.  Advance provides housing, support and employment services to thousands of people with a disability and or mental health condition across England. Julie has also been a member…

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Sarah Maguire

Chief Executive, Choice Support

Sarah has worked with people with learning disabilities and their families since the mid 80’s when she began supporting people to move out of long stay institutions back to their homes. Sarah began work as a supporter and then manager of services set up by the Tizard’s Special Development. This sparked her interest in teaching…

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Linda Bryant

Chief Executive, Together for Mental Wellbeing

Linda was appointed Chief Executive of Together for Mental Wellbeing in May 2018. Linda first joined the organisation 16 years ago as a frontline Forensic Mental Health Practitioner and became Director of Criminal Justice Services at Together in 2014, joining our senior management team. She has a 25 year history of working in the voluntary and community…

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Steven Gilbert

Serious Mental Illness - Living Experience Consultant

Steve has extensive personal experiences of mental illness, including periods of depression, suicide attempts, and hospitalisation. He has a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder and Complex PTSD- the result of psychological abuse in his early years through to adulthood. Steve is the regional Service User Representative for the Royal College of Psychiatry. Appointed to the West…

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Steve Appleton

Managing Director, Contact Consulting

Steve Appleton is the Managing Director of Contact Consulting, a specialist consultancy and research practice working at the intersection of health, housing and social care. He originally qualified as a social worker and having undertaken a range of roles in local authorities, went on to work at a senior level in the NHS. His work…

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Jane Hughes

CEO, Mental Health Matters

Jane Hughes joined Mental Health Matters as Chief Executive in October 2019, restructuring the organisation which has subsequently doubled in size and scope. Mental Health Matters is a national charity with almost 40 years of experience in delivering innovative, life-changing mental health support for individuals and communities across England. Jane has worked in the VCSE…

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Raymond Sheehy

CEO, Bridge Support

Raymond took over Bridge Mental Health (now Bridge Support) in 2009 as CEO. Wellbeing, recovery and community integration became founding principles for the development of the award-winning innovative services that are delivered by Bridge today. Raymond is masters level qualified in leadership coaching and mentoring from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), was the…

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Steven Hill

CEO, Coventry and Warwickshire Mind

Steven Hill joined Coventry and Warwickshire Mind in 1994, he has played an integral role developing the organisation and was appointed CEO in 2018. During 2022/23 Coventry and Warwickshire Mind supported 32,275 adults, children and young people offering NHS Talking Therapies, supported accommodation, 24hour care facilities, crisis housing, safe havens, autism support and a range of…

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