Debbie Teale is the Lead Peer Support Development Coordinator at the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Debs is an advocate of creativity in health following her own remarkable journey. Having been in the mental health system for most of her life it took an art class to totally transform her life. She now advocates creativity as an additional service to improve wellbeing and offering hope and aspiration. She has completed a MSc in mental health recovery and social Inclusion. She is also a member of the Social Prescribing Network and Social Prescribing Academy.
Debs often does talks on her journey and this has taken her to the NHS Expo and as far as the WHO in Helsinki. She has a passion to promote everyone having a voice and a choice in their own care, something she felt she lacked in her own journey. Debs believes everyone has something to bring to the table, even if it is just themselves.