Helen has more than 37 years' experience working as a nurse in the NHS and is a dual registered general and mental health nurse.
The majority of Helen's career has been in dementia care and mental health services, and she has extensive clinical and managerial experience.
Having spent many years working as a community mental health nurse with vulnerable and sometimes marginalised adults, Helen is especially keen to contribute to developing services that give patients and their carers the opportunity to recover, thrive and gain optimum health and wellbeing.
She is also passionate about ensuring that services support the professionals and staff who work in them. Her experience has embedded the belief that to practice safely and compassionately, all professional groups need to feel valued, safe and engaged.
Helen has also recently been appointed to the role of occasional nurse lecturer at the University of Bolton and is keen to use her knowledge and experience to support the development of the future nursing profession.
In taking on the role of board nurse, Helen's ambition is to contribute to the holistic and realistic development of high quality, empowering services.