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 service
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.

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