Sunsurfer Director Michael, has extensive personal and professional experience of deafness and disability. He is committed to inclusion into society for disabled and D/deaf people. He worked for years in disability and Deaf arts with a range of organisations including 'The Audience Agency', 'Shape arts London' and 'DaDaFest'. Michael has been training adults in D/deaf and disability related topics since 1998.
He is educated to MA level with further professional training in Adult Learning - City & Guilds 6302 and NVQ3 British Sign Language. Michael is an accredited tutor for Mental Health First Aid England, Scotland Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) and First Aid for Mental Health. He is also an Associate Tutor for Mates in Mind and the British Safety Council
Associate trainer. Susan is passionate about promoting mental health awareness. She is a skilled Mental Health First Aid trainer with deaf and hearing people. She is a national trainer with Mental Health First Aid England and trains other trainers.
Associate trainer. Judith has many years experience making technology and systems more accessible and easier to use. Judith has worked with HSBC, the BBC, the Home Office, eSure, Government Digital Services, Scottish Government and others. Judith has delivered training across different government organisation on accessible and inclusive research.
She has a Masters of Research in User experience, a BTEC Level 3 award in Education and Training and NVQ3 British Sign Language. Judith is an accredited tutor for Mental Health First Aid England, Scotland Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) and First Aid for Mental Health.
Associate trainer. Jeff ran Mental Health First Aid (England) training with adults. He has worked in the voluntary sector since graduating from the University of Bristol (Social Policy) in 1991. Jeff has worked as Director of Bristol Mind and National Mind as Wellbeing Manager.
Jeff has lived experience of mental ill health and is a regular guest speaker at local and national events. He shares his personal experience of living with mental ill health and using the secondary mental health services.