Tim Freathy - Carer Governor, Suffolk
Term of office started 1 February 2022
As a lover of the outdoors and passionate gardener, I am aware of the way nature supports our wellbeing. I wanted to share that with others so in 2009 I started volunteering for Millennium Farm Trust (MFT).
MFT provides learning opportunities for adults with mental illness and other needs. Subjects include animal husbandry, agriculture and horticulture.
Through my long career in the public sector, I have developed strong strategic delivery skills. I have used these to transform the charity over 12 years into a thriving, joyful and well-respected social care service. I am now the Director of MFT and am very proud of what we give to those who use our service. These include many people whom NSFT has referred to us.
As a carer, I want to use that lived experience to help NSFT support the recovery journey of people with mental illness more effectively. I want to ensure we promote and maintain wellbeing and good mental health for everyone in Suffolk.