Mental Health: The Five Year Plan
- 08:30 - 16:20
- America Square Conference Centre, London
Martin took on the role of Head of Mental Health Recovery Services at Southdown Housing Association in January 2013. He joined the organisation as Head of Supported Employment in June 2008. Martin has 26 years of experience working in the social care sector and across areas including mental health, community and outreach services, employment and housing. Previously, he has worked in a range of management positions including at an NHS Health Trust in Surrey and at the Richmond Fellowship.
Martin is committed to steering Southdown’s Mental Health Recovery Services to enable everyone to have equal opportunities to live well and independently. Martin and his team have pioneered the model of IPS (Individual Placement and Support), endorsed by the Centre for Mental Health, to successfully support people across Sussex get into work. In addition to employment services, the team provides a Recovery College, Peer services, Community Links services and more recently Social Prescribing within GP surgeries.