Dave Nichols Dave joined MHM in February 2016 as the Team Leader of Bristol Employment Support Service. Dave’s career in Social Care began when he was supported by Rethink Mental Illness for his own mental health problems, and as part of his recovery he became a Volunteer Community Support Worker. Dave was then successful in his application for a paid role and worked for Rethink Mental Illness for 15 years. He has worked as service Manager of a wide range of community, supported housing and floating supported services for over 14 years, including a carer’s short break service and a long-term supported housing service. Dave is a keen motorcyclist, who likes to keep fit mentally and physically by going to the gym. He also finds painting and drawing a great way for him to unwind and relax.