Jennie Cummings-Knight - Public Governor, Norfolk
Term of office started 1 February 2021
I am a private psychotherapist, lecturer, trainer, and Chair of Age Concern North Norfolk. I have a special interest in mental health needs and how we recognise and attended to them. The pandemic has shown us the particular challenges for elderly and vulnerable people. I am active online and in person and write articles and give interviews. To read an example, please click below:
I am keen to support the mental health needs of those who cannot speak out effectively for themselves. I am also keen to foster better communication between the NHS and the public.
Mental health issues affect at least one in four of us. We need to give them equal status with physical health needs. We need to provide education to help people understand how body and mind are intertwined.