Sarah Wileman - Head of Talking Matters Expand Sarah is the Head of our Talking Matters brand which encompasses our IAPT services. Sarah oversees the development and delivery of these services, ensuring that they continue to achieve outstanding results helping people to recover from mental health conditions. Sarah has worked in Health and Social Care for over 20 years, across both the Statutory and Voluntary sector. Sarah was drawn to the field of mental health following a previous role which involved developing Primary Care Mental Health Services and talking to the people who had used these services. This exposed her to the impact that these services have for people with mild to moderate needs and how they can change people’s lives. From 1996 to 2000 Sarah worked in a large supported Hostel in the centre of Glasgow, working with men with complex needs. Following this she moved to Teesside working for Teesside Probation Service with offenders on release from prison and those with Drug Treatment Orders. She then moved to Addaction where she was a Team Leader for a Drug Intervention Programme in Middlesbrough. In 2006 she worked as part of the Middlesbrough Drug Action Team, in the commissioning team. Following this Sarah moved to North Yorkshire County Council, Adult Social Care, as Carers Project Officer latterly also taking on responsibility for Continuing Health Care. Prior to moving to MHM Sarah worked for Turning Point as a Bid Manager specifically working in Mental Health services. Sarah moved to MHM in 2017 as Transformation and Partnerships Manager. "I believe that the services we provide can effect real change in people’s lives whether it means someone can return to work or live in a safe supportive environment. People have an amazing capacity to reach their potential with the right support that is delivered by trained supported staff with a real belief in what they do." Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, running (purely for fun!!) and walking her dogs!