We’re very pleased to announce that SUGAR now has its own administrator! David has worked for East London NHS Foundation Trust and Mind, and we’re all really excited about this new development for the group.
David has experience of being a service user himself and also working with other service users at Mind. Last year he set up, and now facilitates a group for service users who have had in the past, or are still having, problems with substance misuse and mental health illness.
David is extremely passionate in feeling that all service users have their voices heard and about challenging the stigma surrounding mental health and addiction in society. David said “In my opinion, stigma is something that needs to be urgently addressed, and service user involvement and the work of SUGAR is an important way in which we can educate people of the facts and not the myths that are often portrayed about people with mental illness and addiction problems. I am looking forward to working on this exciting SUGAR project and meeting all of its members in due course.”
Welcome to the team David!