About Us Meet the Team Meet the Team Leslie BillyChief Executive I've been with Viewpoint since 2009, and with over 30 years’ experience of working in the Health & Social care sector working with vulnerable people experiencing Mental health and/or drug and addiction challenges, I'm proud to be Chief Executive of this incredible charity. Jamie-Ellen ByrneAdministrator I joined Viewpoint in December 2019 and I'd like to think I keep the charity running smoothly from behind the scenes. I'm really proud to work for Viewpoint as I have had my own mental health challenges. It's hugely fulfilling to broaden my knowledge within mental health. Christiana AshareProject Worker After a period with the NHS and in legal advice, I joined Viewpoint in 2005. Since joining this charity, I've been involved in the Delivery of Race Equality initiative nationally, and represented the organisation with the local NHS Trust in the Equality Delivery System and the CPS in Hate Crime Scrutiny. Ann Geary CoxPeer Support Worker I'm a Peer Support Worker in Lower Lee Valley and have a lived knowledge of alcoholism, drugs and mental health issues. If I had a message it would be: "With help and guidance anything is possible". Jaskawal SeyanPeer Support Worker Hi, my name is Jaskawal Seyan and I’m a Peer Support Worker with Viewpoint. I work within the HPFT Enhanced Primary Care mental health service in Watford alongside the healthcare staff. Having faced physical and mental health challenges myself, I hope to inspire other people in their recovery journey. We support service users in meeting their goals, building life skills, confidence and resilience whilst developing independence and social networks. We facilitate Peer Support workshops and 1-1 sessions. This is a very exciting opportunity to grow this role for the future! Michael BagampangyePeer Support Worker I am a qualified journalist broadcaster, author and budding motivational speaker (look out for me), I am currently formally employed by Viewpoint as a Peer Support Worker, working within the Enhanced Primary Care Mental Health Services team. In my role I work towards making the service users experience a positive one, which is based on my training knowledge and lived experience.I am able to work hand in hand with HPFT staff to develop models of care and support that will help service users look after their physical and mental health wellbeing. Please get in touch so that we can work towards mapping ways forward for all stakeholders as we try to shape the future of mental health services in Hertfordshire. Stephen CrowPeer Support Coordinator I joined Viewpoint as the Peer Support Coordinator in July 2021, having been involved with the organisation for the past 10 years as a service user, utilising my experiences to co-deliver training, facilitate groups, and getting involved in the shaping and delivery of mental health and drug and alcohol services in Hertfordshire. I am a firm believer in the 4Pi National Standards that encourage people to think of involvement in terms of principles, purpose, presence, process and impact, and strongly urge anyone who feels they have something to contribute to existing service provision in Hertfordshire to get in touch with the Viewpoint team and use their experiences to make positive change. Lee TowsonMarketing and Communications I became part of the Viewpoint family as the new Marketing and Communications Officer in May 2021, after spending the previous decade or so working in the entertainment world - most recently in theatre. A Bachelor of Arts diploma welding jack-of-all-trades, master of none, I dabble creatively into Photoshop, video editing, graphic design, photography and a whole lot more in order to better communicate with Viewpoint's valued service users. If you're following us on social media, or subscribed to our mailing list, you'll have received something from me! As a person with a lived experience of mental health issues, joining the Viewpoint team came at just the right time in life, after finding myself in limbo following the crazy ride that was 2020. As the new "voice" of the brand, I hope I can help spread the word about the great things that Viewpoint does!