Association of Mental Health Providers

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Professor Carolyn Steele

Chair

Professor Carolyn Steele has worked in mental health for most of her career, following her initial training as a mental health nurse in South Wales. She is an experienced operational and strategic director. She has been Director of Mental Health in an NHS Trust where she was also the first non medical Clinical Director in…

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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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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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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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Patrick Ryan

Chief Executive, Hestia

Patrick Ryan has been CEO at Hestia since 2002. Hestia’s 500 staff work with adults and children who have complex trauma and are in crisis. Last year Hestia supported 9,000 people across London including accommodating 600 children who were homeless due to domestic abuse. Hestia is the largest provider of domestic abuse services and support…

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Sean Duggan

Chief Executive, Mental Health Network

Sean Duggan joined the Mental Health Network as Chief Executive in November 2016. Sean is passionate about raising standards of care and treatment of mental health services and improving lives of those who use services and their carers. His focus is on influencing politicians, policy makers and heads of public sector organisations and other key…

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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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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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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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