03 June 2010
AWP was visited by Rob Warriner, chief executive of a New Zealand mental health trust.
Rob is the chief executive of the WALSH Trust, a West
Auckland community based mental health trust and is touring
the UK and Ireland as part of the International Initiative for
Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) exchange programme.
Rob, who spent his childhood in Bath, attended the public
session of the AWP Board at Jenner House and met Board members over
lunch, discussing issues including the Foundation Trust process and
redesign. He then headed to Bristol for a session with the Bristol
Vocational Services team.
WALSH Trust provides a range of options to service users
including housing, community support, training/vocational courses
and a supported employment service.
Rob has been CEO at WALSH Trust since 2004, having
previously worked in the textile, building and farming industries,
and is also a member/chair of regional stakeholder networks, a
national coalition which provides policy advice to the
NZ Ministry of Health, and a member of the NZ Mental
Health Commission reference group.