As the Education & Training Manager I am responsible for leading on the delivery of SYEDA's education programme by working with young people in schools, colleges, universities and various community settings. I also manage our training programme, which delivers an eclectic range of sessions for professionals across South Yorkshire and South Humberside.
I qualified as an Occupational Therapist 10 years ago, however I have worked in the field of eating disorders for 15 years now, previously working for Syeda as a volunteer, so extremely passionate about the work SYEDA do in offering support to those affected by difficulties with food.
I have worked in the field of eating disorders for over 10 years and am passionate about people getting the help they want when they need it in a way which suits them.
As Clinical Manager my role at Syeda, along with Michelle, is to oversee the clinical support services we provide both in Sheffield and across wider South Yorkshire.
I have lived in Sheffield for the last 13 years and worked in a number of different roles in this time including for the NHS, the City Council and within the voluntary sector. Most recently I’ve worked as Operational Manager at Sheffield Mind and as a commissioner in the NHS. I currently work for Breast Cancer Care as the Regional Services Manager for the North of England, a job I really enjoy. However when I started working for a national charity I was keen to keep in touch with the voluntary sector in Sheffield and to contribute to the success of small, grassroots organisations such as SYEDA.
Here at SYEDA, I assess people who self-refer via our website, have a caseload of clients that I see for therapy, supervise other clinicians, manage the waiting list, mentor students on placement and generally work towards promoting the organisation and all that it can offer to the people of South Yorkshire.