Association of Mental Health Providers

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Stephen Shrubb


Steve worked in the NHS for 40 years as a domestic Nurse, therapist, Network Director and CEO. Steve has always been passionate about mental health and committed to empowering those who need help and support. He is a strong supporter of co-production and believes that people who experience from mental ill-health need support to live…

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Liz Felton

Chief Executive, Together

Liz has been Chief Executive at Together since November 2006. Prior to this she was Deputy Chief Executive at Rethink from 1996 to 2006 with the responsibility for strategic management of service provision for the organisation nationally. This followed her role as District Manager, when she joined in 1990 with responsibility for developing and running…

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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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Brendan Hill

Chief Executive, Concern Group

Brendan is Chief Executive of Concern Group, comprising leading third sector organisations: Mental Health Concern and Insight Healthcare. He has a psychiatric nursing background and has worked in mental health for 30 years in both statutory and non-statutory sectors. In addition to leading the Group, he provides third sector representation and expertise on a number…

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Iain Brodie Browne

Chief Executive, Imagine

Iain graduated in 1974 with a degree in Politics and began his professional career with Age Concern, before becoming the first permanent employee of Liverpool Association for Mental Health in 1979. Since then he has gone on to gain his Masters degree in Quasi-Markets & Social Welfare and become Chief Executive of Imagine. Iain has…

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Derek Caren

Chief Executive, Richmond Fellowship

Derek joined Richmond Fellowship as Chief Executive in August 2012. Richmond Fellowship is a specialist provider of high quality mental health services to the 9,000 people they support each year. Derek leads and directs the organisation to achieve this mission and corporate objectives within the legal and regulatory framework within which it operates. Derek is…

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Aileen Edwards

Chief Executive, Second Step

Aileen has been the Chief Executive of Second Step for 16 years. Second Step is the leading provider of recovery-orientated support services and housing to more than 550 people with mental health and other related support needs across Bristol and the surrounding West of England area. Second Step also deliver psychological therapy services through IAPT…

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Clive Stone

Chief Executive, Oakleaf Enterprise

My background is one of managing organisations both commercial and charitable, plus delivering and supervising psychological therapies. I have many years’ experience of working as a charity CEO, managing projects, guiding and supervising staff, which I also hope can be of support and value to the Association of Mental Health Providers. I believe my range…

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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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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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