The highlight of my career so far, winning the Coach of the Year at the London Sport Awards! It was a total surprise and is a true honour to have such recognition and support for the work that I have delivered in Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. Working with mental health service users and seeing such progression and improvement in their physical, social and mental well-being has been the most rewarding work of my career. I am privileged to have a job that I love and feel so passionate about.
Such projects like this are only possible with the help of others, and I owe a huge amount to Chris Anderson, Manager at London Sport, for giving me the opportunity to create such a project and to Fiona Nolan, former Deputy Director of Nursing and Research at Camden and Islington NHS Trust, for the consistent support and guidance in the set up and evaluation of my work, and to my partner, Toby Giles, Consultant Project Manager, for his motivation, direction and guidance throughout the whole journey of Sole2Soul.
I am excited about the future of Sole2Soul; I believe there is so much more that we can do to help others, and we will be doing everything we can to create more programmes for mental health services.
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