Centre for Mental Health is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Alleyne, Morgan Vine and Victoria Bleazard to its Board of Trustees. The three new members have joined the Centre’s board after an open recruitment exercise earlier this year.
Peter Alleyne is the Director for Equity, Inclusion and Involvement at Rethink Mental Illness and previously worked at the Home Office, Metropolitan Police Service, and the Windrush Lessons Learned Review Progress Update team. Morgan Vine is the Head of UK Policy and Influencing at Independent Age. She also worked with the UK Commission on Bereavement and co-chaired a taskforce which was part of the UK Government’s Tackling Loneliness Network. Victoria Bleazard directs community mental health transformation across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System, and has led campaigns for Rethink Mental Illness and the Care Quality Commission.
Welcoming the charity’s three new trustees, the Centre’s chair, Professor Dame Sue Bailey, said: “I’m thrilled to be welcoming Peter, Morgan and Victoria to the Centre’s Board. I’m confident that their dedication to creating better mental health and their collective expertise will boost the Centre in our determined pursuit of equality and justice in mental health.”
Peter Alleyne said: “I very much look forward to starting as a trustee with Centre for Mental Health and feel hugely privileged to join such a fantastic organisation whose mission aligns with my own values around mental health, social justice and improving support for underserved and marginalised communities.”
Morgan Vine said: “Having experienced mental health challenges directly, and watched people I love manage them, I know more needs to be done to ensure effective support and treatment is available for everyone to feel mentally healthy. I’m delighted to be joining the Board of Centre for Mental Health to play my part – alongside the dedicated staff, Board members and others across this sector – in making this a reality.”
Victoria Bleazard said: “Having worked closely with Centre for Mental Health for over 15 years, I’m delighted to be joining its Board. During this time, I’ve seen the powerful impact of the Centre’s work in Parliament, City Halls and services. I’m looking forward to joining the team and its supporters to address inequalities and ensure better mental health for all.”