James Woolnough


Role: Mental Health Advocate

 About me

I have personal experience of mental health illness so understand some of the challenges faced by service users.  I enjoy working in the field of Mental Health as no two days are the same. I am a family man with a wife and two kids. I also have three cats and a dog.

 What people say about me

  • Meticulous and thorough
  • Totally reliable
  • Awesome sense of humour
  • Too tidy!

 About my work

I joined SUF in May 2016 as the SUF Mental Health Advocate. I love being part of the SUF team and am so pleased to be back working in  mental health. I am really loving developing the SUF advocacy project and enjoy the freedom that I have to develop new ideas and tools to support SUF’s work.

I have always enjoyed working in mental health and my previous positions include being the PALS officer for Suffolk Mental Health Partnership Trust and Foundation Trust Membership Officer.  

I have also undertaken voluntary work for mental health charities in Suffolk, including Suffolk Mind, East Suffolk Advocacy Network (ESAN) and was a mental health volunteer. See our advocacy page for further information about my advocacy role.