Chair of SUF Trustees
Jeff first became involved in mental health issues about twenty years ago as a carer for his son who developed serious problems from around the age of sixteen.
Since retirement, Jeff has been involved in initiatives to promote the involvement of service users and carers in the provision of Mental Health Services: firstly in Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Forums, then Suffolk Local Involvement Network (LINk) and now Healthwatch Suffolk.
Jeff is a member of the Operational Delivery Group of Healthwatch Suffolk and also chairs the Healthwatch Mental Health Focus Group (the dates for which can be found on the SUF events page). This Group which is supported by SUF facilitates direct contact and dialogue between service users and senior managers within the NHS and Social Care.
Jeff joined SUF as a Trustee in 2013. We are delighted with his appointment to the role of Chair of Trustees in February 2017.