Liz -Liz's multifaceted contributions to the community demonstrate her passion for advocating for Black (BRM) Wellbeing, including care experienced and neurodivergent children and creating a more inclusive environment for individuals with SEND. Her expertise in childcare, child development, and counseling, combined with her extensive firsthand experience navigating the education SEND and wellbeing systems, positions her as a valuable resource for parents and professionals seeking support and guidance.
Furthermore, Liz's collaboration with various organizations and esteemed individuals like Dr. Muna Abdi and Vanessa Bobb underscores her commitment to fostering meaningful partnerships and leveraging collective expertise to drive positive change.
Liz's dedication to ongoing training and specialization in areas such as Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), neurodivergence, racial inequality, and black wellbeing showcases her commitment to staying informed and addressing a wide range of issues affecting the community.
Moreover, her advocacy against racial inequality and the adverse effects of poverty highlights her holistic approach to supporting families and addressing systemic challenges that intersect with neurodivergent, cultural and/or care experienced issues.
Overall, Liz's efforts in offering support, education, and advocacy for neurodivergent children, racial equality, and social justice make her a valuable asset to the community and exemplify her unwavering commitment to fostering a more inclusive and equitable society.
Cathy s an accomplished primary school teacher, holding qualifications in Education and a Masters in Experimental Psychology. With a strong passion for helping individuals achieve success despite adversity, she has built a diverse career in the education sector.
Cathy has served as an INA, a dedicated teaching assistant, and has undertaken various teaching posts in schools across Sussex.
Her extensive personal and professional experiences have equipped her with the skills and insights needed to guide, support, and motivate young learners in their journey towards academic and personal success.
As an active member of her community, Cathy possesses a wealth of life experiences that uniquely position her to comprehend and address the challenges faced by local children, young people, and their parents/carers. Her profound understanding and unwavering confidence make her a valuable asset in the educational landscape, dedicated to ensuring the well-being and growth of the next generation.
Zitha grew up in Rwanda at a time of great conflict (Rwandan genocide) alongside her sibling with special needs. After moving to the UK 8 years ago she could see struggles again within communities including a lack of understanding, language barriers and stigma with regards SEND.
Currently Zitha is studying/training as an Occupational therapist and is looking to serve her community even more as a professional.
She has valuable lived experience and is passionate about raising awareness amongst our communities and improve cultural practice within organisations, settings and services.
Kate has a background in education and is a school governor. She also has an interest in child psychology.
Kate is involved in many progressive groups to raise awareness of race and equality locally.
Her passion lies in helping young people overcome barriers to learning and to build positive relationships with young people and support their mental health.