With over 20 years’ experience in the Health and Social Care Sector, I founded Common Unity in 2009 with the realisation that to make a real difference in communities, there was an urgent need to develop approaches that had communities at the heart of it all. Through innovative, often challenging but forward-thinking approaches, real intelligence in respect of what works for communities as well as what assets communities hold for the benefit of all has been clearly brought to the attention of commissioners and decision makers across the west midlands and wider
Forward For Life
In 2012 Forward for Life was established with the core aim of supporting communities to be suicide safer. The organisation has gone from strength to strength delivering both licensed and tailored suicide prevention and wellbeing training across England, providing strategic support to Local Authorities in innovative approaches to helping people help themselves. Forward For Life, alongside Common Unity also developed the very first ManMade Programme which was recognised by the National Suicide Prevention Alliance as a best practice example of supporting men through a peer group approach. ManMade is currently being successfully delivered in Birmingham alongside Cruse Bereavement Care and other local partners.