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Sheena Foster

Sheena Foster

Carer representative

Sheena is a carer and has a son who is currently in a low secure service. She has been involved in changing mental health services for almost 25 years and was one of the founder members of the Early Psychosis Declaration which led to the development of the Early Intervention Network. She is a past Trustee of Rethink and was also involved in the RCPsych’s Partners in Care Campaign.

Sheena is currently involved with secure services and was highly influential in the development of the “Secure Carers Toolkit”. She is a member of the AS CRG and the Forensic Faculty. At the last Faculty Conference she took part in a symposium with a presentation entitled, “Journeying Together” which looked at the importance of developing relationships with carers and family members. She is quite open about the challenges that face carers in secure services and her favourite question at the moment is “What would family inclusive practice look like in a secure service?”

Sheena is also a reviewer for the Forensic Quality Network and sits on the Advisory Group. She is an enthusiastic member of the Oversight Group and thoroughly enjoys planning the bi annual patient and carer conference.

Outside the College she regularly delivers a training module with Lancaster University for HEE about working with carers and sits on a number of advisory groups for research projects.

Relaxation means walking the dog or taming the garden.

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