Social Prescribing

Helping communities become happier and healthier

 

Meet The Team

Michelle Howard
Director - Healthy Communities
I have 20 years of experience working in social policy and health roles and have worked across various health organisations, from roles in Acute Care, to Primary Care Trusts, and Clinical Commissioning Groups. I have also worked in Public Health Programme Management and Commissioning roles both in the NHS and local government. I'm passionate about community and patient engagement in service design and development.
Leila Yafai
OHP - Bordesley East PCN
I cover 7 surgeries, bases in the Bordesley East PCN area. I support patients by improving their health and wellbeing. My background is in Education, Health and Social care, working with young people, families, and communities. I am most passionate about supporting people in the community.
Naeed Akhtar
OHP - Northfield and Bournville PCN
I have worked in an early years setting for almost 10 years. I have a foundation Degree in Playwork, and have a BA Honours in Professional Studies in Community Family and Youth. My previous role consisted of supporting families and children in health promotion and physical exercise.
Camillia Rhoden
OHP - Alliance of Sutton Practices PCN
I’ve worked in mental health and social prescribing for over 3 years – I have experience with setting up groups with young people who have anxiety and depression in a counselling setting. I am passionate about supporting patients and encouraging behaviour change, I also enjoy the flexibility and versatility of  each GP practice I work with. 
Jackie Moore
OHP - Rubery, Bartley and Weoley PCN
My background is in health care delivery and management and experience in supporting homeless people with access to housing support, employment and training. I have also got experience in delivering sexual health services, volunteer recruitment, community engagement and both setting up and facilitating group support sessions.
Mundev Kaur
OHP - Quinton and Harborne PCN
My professional background is in community and mental health specialising in supporting people with anxiety and low mood. I enjoy working in the community sector and I am passionate about working with people. In the past I have also worked in the area of conservation promoting the beneficial impact that being outdoors has on people's wellbeing.
Josephine Conneh
Healthy Communities Project Support/Administration
I provide administrative support to the Social Prescribing team with communications, processes and tasks essential for the smooth running of the  project. My Background is in Public Health and Nutrition. I am passionate about all aspects of wellbeing and health promotion.
Keiran Mckenzie
Programme Manager - Healthy Communities
I have more than ten years experience working in primary care health promotion, public health research, and community service management. I have strong connections to some of Birmingham’s health and community leaders and love to get involved in supporting grassroots initiatives that build community health. I enjoy travelling, meeting new people, learning new things, and writing music.
Erinn Beech
Sutton Coldfield Group Practice PCN
I have completed a masters in physical activity and health – where I wrote my thesis on exercise and cardiac rehabilitation. My last job was as a health and wellbeing physiologist where I completed health assessments with clients and provided them with lifestyle advice to help their overall health and wellbeing.
Grace Myers
OHP - Moseley, Billesley and Yardley Wood PCN
I have a degree in International Development and have experience volunteering for development NGOs in Nigeria and Peru. I worked in fundraising for McMillian, Cancer Research and Merlin. I have taught gardening, art and hula hoop classes for people of a range of abilities, ages and backgrounds.
Jasmine Heir
OHP - Shard End and Kitts Green PCN
After graduating in BSc (Hons) Exercise & Sport with Coaching Science, I knew that working with communities in this field was where I wanted to focus career-wise. I work particularly in disadvantaged and under-privileged areas to engage people in positive physical, mental, social health & wellbeing projects and programmes
Junior Christie
OHP - Kingstanding, Erdington & Nechells PCN
My background has been in various roles within education and charities. My area of expertise has been in supporting children and young people through mentoring, sports and delivery of physical education. I am passionate about my work to empower each individual through activities and teachings that may bring about a change of mindset to improve health and wellbeing.
Rita Kambo
Project Support - Insight & Holistic Interventions
I provide project administration for our Data and Insight team and Holistic Interventions which involves high quality administration skills for GP/Holistic referrals, managing the Holistic interventions emails box and supporting focus groups.

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