Peter Coleman - Carer Governor, Suffolk
Term of office started 1 February 2019
As a carer, I have over 13 years' experience of Suffolk mental health services. This includes inpatient, community mental health and forensic services. I have experienced out-of-area placement. I have attended CPA meetings in various settings, as well as tribunal hearings.
Attending Healthwatch Mental Health Focus Group meetings, I meet service users and carers. I also meet mental health professionals, and voluntary support organisers.
Using social media, I am aware of the views of some service users, as well as ideas for a modern mental health service.
I am a semi-retired telecommunications and IT support engineer. I have worked in many diverse settings. I have been a member of Suffolk's Health Scrutiny Committee for four years.