Mental Health: The Five Year Plan
- 08:30 - 16:20
- America Square Conference Centre, London
Councillor Paulette Hamilton has been a Labour councillor in Handsworth Wood, since June 2004; and took up the position of Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care in May this year. Paulette’s interest in politics developed following her active involvement in a number of health projects at a local, regional and national level. Paulette has been the City’s Mental Health Champion since 2012; a role which Paulette holds dearly; she is passionate about raising awareness of Mental Health. It is an area of health that is so often overlooked but one which affects us all, and has a huge impact on the lives of those it affects their family and carers. Outside the Council, Paulette has held a number of nursing roles before going on to work at the Royal College of Nursing as a Professional Development Advisor.
Paulette is a Peace Ambassador for the Peace Federation getting involved with peace work in the UK and aboard. Paulette is Chair of a number of Boards including City’s Health and Wellbeing Board; Mental Health Systems Strategy Board; a member of 300 Voices Board, Police and Crime Commissioners Victim Commission Board; Handsworth Association of School Board Member Trustee and a School Governor at Yenton School (Chair of Finance and Staffing Committee). Paulette is committed to making a difference and motivating and inspiring others to achieve, and regularly speaks at events around the city and nationally.
As Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care; Paulette is determined that she will use this role to be an ambassador for change; to make a difference and improve the outcomes for some of the City’s most vulnerable citizens and their families and carers. Paulette is keen to focus in the forthcoming year on working with our citizens, and our health partners to create a more joined up health and social care service.