REACT Supporters

  • Sue

    REACT Supporter

    Sue joined the Spectrum Centre in 2015 to work part-time as a REACT Supporter. She is passionate about creating platforms of access and equality for people with mental health conditions and their relatives. She has two family members with Bipolar Disorder; her mother and son, bringing her ‘lived experience’ to the project. She also works as a professional artist and has kindly donated some new illustrations to the REACT toolkit site. For further information about her work see www.greenclose.org

  • Lizzi

    REACT Supporter

    Lizzi is a REACT Supporter, helping people to use the REACT toolkit. Lizzi has friends and relatives with mental health problems and is passionate about access to good quality, evidence-based health and social care for everyone, including relatives and carers. Originally working in catering, Lizzi moved on to work in project management and public health commissioning, including service user and carer engagement work. When not running round after her toddler son, Lizzi’s favourite hobbies are cooking and politics.

  • Nadia

    REACT Supporter

    Nadia is a PhD student with the Spectrum Centre at Lancaster University and works as a back-up REACT Supporter to cover for sickness and annual leave. Outside of REACT and her PhD studies, she enjoys ballet dancing and getting out into the countryside for scenic walks.

  • Alison

    REACT Supporter

    Alison has recently joined the Spectrum Centre to work part-time as a REACT Supporter. Her background is in teaching and she has recently returned from an 11 year stint as HOD Health at a busy High school in NZ. Prior to this she was the South Cumbria Healthy School’s Co-ordinator. She has lived experience of mental health conditions through her family. Alison aspires to be a writer and combines writing poetry, blogging, photography and walking to keep her busy outside of work.