Sarah is the Volition Mental Health Development Worker

Her role involves working to ensure the health and care third sector is involved in strategic planning and development of mental health services.

Sarah’s background is in early intervention, previously working as a Behaviour Change Specialist within Children’s Services, and before that, for Northpoint Wellbeing, developing a variety of programmes for schools including MindMate Champions, and running large Social, Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH) conferences for schools across Leeds. She has also worked within Leeds University Union, developing early intervention projects for students, and is one of the founders of Brainchild Festival, a three day festival celebrating creativity, bold ideas and DIY spirit at a peer to peer level, where she runs a wellbeing space and programme.

Her passions lie in the transformative power of the arts on wellbeing, the importance of co-production and the power of community action. Particular areas of interest include suicide prevention, the self-harm continuum and habit building. In her spare time she likes to DJ (badly), read (incessantly) and follow the life and teachings of Marie Kondo.

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