Director and owner of Sunsurfer. Direct experience of disability and committed to inclusion into society for disabled and D/deaf people. Established Sunsurfer Consultancy as a sole trader in 2004 and set up as a limited company in 2016. Worked in disability and Deaf arts with a range of organisations including Shape London, Commonground, DaDaFest, The Audience Agency and others. Enjoyed nearly twelve years as a key tutor for HearFirst. Educated to BA and MA level with further professional training in Adult Learning - City & Guilds 6302, NVQ3 British Sign Language. Accredited Mental Health First Aid England tutor and Associate Tutor for Mates in Mind and the British Safety Council.
Associate trainer. Is passionate about promoting mental health awareness. She is a skilled Mental Health First Aid trainer with Deaf and hearing people, has delivered over 25 MHFA courses and is a national trainer with Mental Health First Aid England.
Associate trainer. Has a MRes in Usability and many years experience working to make technology and systems accessible and easier to use. Judith has worked with HSBC, Sky, BBC, Co-operative Group, the Home Office, eSure, Government Digital Services and others. She has NVQ3 British Sign Language, an accredited Adult Mental Health First Aid tutor, and many years experience of business training.
Associate trainer. Julie founded award winning training company HearFirst in 2002 and has trained thousands of people in equality and diversity from hundreds of private and public sector organisations across the country.
Associate trainer. Jeff is an accredited Mental Health First Aid instructor (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 – offering a narrative on his first-hand experience of living with mental ill health and using the secondary mental health services.