Events team

One of the driving forces behind the National Service User Awards is an events team made up of service users representing different inpatient services.


Hello, my name is Avril and I am really looking forward to being part of the 2019 events team. It will be good to meet new people and be part of the team that organises and chooses the events venue. I enjoy working with other people and hope that I can help make the 2019 event as successful as that of previous years.

I am hoping that I can contribute through using my good communication and team building skills that I have honed through years of climbing, volunteering and working.


Hello, my name is Callie. I’m really looking forward to being part of the events team for the upcoming service user awards event and have also been looking forward to meeting new people. I feel that I can make a good contribution to the team as I have previous experience working alongside others through volunteer work and have good team work skills.

My hobbies include art and cookery and I am a friendly and creative person with good ideas to contribute in any team settings and hope to do so in this year’s events team.


Hello, my name is Chessy. I’m really looking forward to being part of the events team. I’m especially excited to meet new people and work as a team. I can’t wait to organise the 2019 event and help make it the best one yet.

I’m hoping it will be fun planning the event together and that we will all get to know each other better.


My name is Emily I am 30 and come from Southend-on-Sea in Essex. I went to school locally then after my A Levels I went to University in Bath and lived in Paris for a year as part of my degree in International Management and French where I worked at AREVA – a French energy company.

I enjoy tennis, photography, arts and craft and travelling. I feel honoured to have been chosen to help with the preparations for the National Service Users Awards event for 2019 and look forward to making it a success.


Hello, my name is Francesca and I’m really excited to be a part of this year’s events team. I’m an adventurous, creative, positive and friendly person and I believe I can use these qualities when working as part of a team.

I look forward to using and improving important skills such as communication, punctuality and teamwork and learning new skills that will benefit me now and in the future. Like I said I’m super excited and if you want to know more about me then don’t hesitate to ask!


My name is Hannah, a service user from Cygnet Hospital Beckton. I chose to join the events team as I have worked in events before and enjoyed it. I am looking forward to meeting new people and gaining more experience which can help me when I have been discharged from hospital at Beckton. I am involved in planning and presenting staff training and groups which I find interesting and have learnt a lot of skills whilst doing this. My interests are reading and going to the theatre.


My name is Liz and I am currently a service user in Cygnet Hospital Beckton. I was lucky enough to be involved in the NSUA in 2018 and found it to be such a fulfilling opportunity. Not only did I feel inspired by all the award winners and their stories, being actively involved also helped build up my confidence. I am hoping to take the knowledge that I obtained from last year to help make the event this year even better.

My interests include most sports, particularly watching Tottenham Hotspur, and I also love reading. I have every confidence that the events team for the 2019 event will make this award ceremony the best yet!