With new opportunities for The Project’s future development coming all the time, The Project’s Advisory Group bring their considerable knowledge and experience to help steer The Project forward and offer the benefit of their advice to further its aims and objectives.
The Advisory Group is made up of six professionals from the mental health, education, communication, health policy and voluntary sectors.
Members of the Advisory Group are:
Sheena Asthana is Professor of Health Policy at the University of Plymouth. She specialises in inequalities in health care provision, including the difficulties facing rural areas in providing fair access to services. She has served as a Trustee of a wide range of organisations, including the Commission for Rural Communities and The Royal Society for Public Health and is experienced in strategic decision-making, financial governance and risk mitigation. As the mother of five children, Sheena has concerns about the increase in mental health problems among young people and hopes that her particular mix of skills and expertise can make a difference to The Project.
Dr Clive Britten – Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist: “I am a child and adolescent psychiatrist. I worked as a consultant in the NHS for 21 years, specialising in the treatment of adolescents. I am now working part time as a Tribunal doctor.”
Hilary Burr – Deputy Chief Officer at EDVSA
Marc Kastner – Inclusions Office, Devon County Council
Glenn Smith – Principal at Honiton Community College: “I have taught in devon for nearly 20 years. I became Principal of Honiton Community College in September 2009. I love my job and I believe there is no more rewarding a career than one in education. I have been a governor for over 17 years; first as a governor and then Chair of Governors of a local primary school and currently the Chair of the governing body of the Schools Company South and West Devon Academy and of course a member of our governing body. I am proud to be able to support the valuable work The Project undertakes. The emotional well-being of our young adults is a key focus for my colleague and me. I have always lived, studied and worked in Devon – it is a wonderful part of the world!”
Jenny Vince – IAG Consultant