People

        Natalie Tobert PhD, Education Director: a medical anthropologist, who has run courses for medical students at Barts & the London Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and Brighton & Sussex Medical School. She has been guest lecturer at the following hospitals: Goodmayes, Cygnet, Royal London, Northwick Park, and also at University College London, and Glasgow University. She has conducted ethnographic research in Sudan, India, and in the UK with the Somali community in London.
         
       
       

 

LizPic        Dr Liz Archer has been a GP for over twenty years, with a long standing interest in spirituality and holistic approaches to health and healing. She undertook relief work with NGOs in Sudan and Ethiopia, and was a Medical Advisor with the ODA (now DFID) in London. She has run experiential workshops on values in healthcare for clinical staff, and has offered teaching modules at Brighton and Sussex Medical School on Holistic Healing, and Global Health (including the MSc course).
         
MargaretPic        Margaret McHugh whilst working as a nurse created the original Confidence for Life course in 1992, for Social Services in North Wales. In Derbyshire, she ran Pathways to Work pilot projects, which were a huge success, as they invited participants to consider their illness differently. She has offered courses in Harrow since 2007, and in 2011 ran a Train the Trainers course for staff and service users, in partnership with CNWL NHS Trust. CNWL have now taken up her principles and are offering a Recovery College.
         
AmarinderPic        Amarinder Vadera specialises in Mental Health awareness and anti-stigma training, from design to delivery. As well as having lived experience of acute illness she also has actively spoken about and challenged stigma. She is an Independent Trainer, Coach and NLP practitioner, offering 1-1 and group coaching to empower people both inside and outside the Mental Health arena.