It's World Mental Health Day 2019. Our Chief Social Workers for Adults Mark Harvey and Fran Leddra are proud to host the first of today's blogs marking this important day of awareness raising. We begin with expert by experience, Toni Saliba, who explains how one social worker in particular helped her to manage her own mental health issues.
Toni Saliba is an Expert by Experience and actively involved in Thurrock Coalition – the user-led organisation for Thurrock, she participates in the delivery of several recruitment days for social workers and support planners and managers throughout the year.
Thurrock Coalition leads on the community task alongside individuals with lived experience of adult social care services and support, in conjunction with the Thurrock Council Adult Social Care Directorate.
Not only does Toni's involvement help to keep well, she also feels that she’s giving people an insight into living with mental health conditions.