Charity appoints new role to help more people in Suffolk with mental health issues
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A Suffolk charity hopes to support more people with mental health issues after appointing a new role.
The Suffolk User Forum (SUF) has appointed Tina Pointon as service user lead for east Suffolk, replicating the role of Wendy Shepherd in the west of the county and enabling the charity to work with more people and groups.
Mrs Pointon’s role includes engaging with community groups which support those who are lonely, vulnerable and mentally unwell.
Jayne Davey, SUF Manager, said: “We are delighted to have added Tina to the team which will allow us to help significantly more people suffering with mental health issues both directly and indirectly by working closely with other groups.!
Mrs Pointon has a background in the health care sector, having worked within acute services, elderly care, drug and alcohol services and most recently as mental health clinical linkworker.
SUF is a service user led charity promoting emotional and mental health wellbeing. In 2016/17 it supported 3,846 people with mental health issues.