Mental health support services
Enable was set up in 2008 by Debbie Boyes. Debbie is a Mental Health Nurse with more than 25 years’ experience in working with people with a range of mental health problems. In her NHS career, Debbie worked as a Specialist Nurse in Mental Health and developed and managed various teams including Assertive Outreach, Early Intervention in Psychosis and Home Treatment.
Sue Marshall also has many years’ experience working with people with serious mental health needs and brings her carer experience to her role – Head of Support Services.
Donna Trott is our Mental Health Lead working in our housing services to ensure people living there always receive the highest quality support. Donna has worked in the past as a Registered Mental Health Nurse with many years of experience in working with people with a wide range of mental health needs, particularly older people. Donna works part time with us, running her own mental health Micro-Enterprise alongside her role in Enable.
Mark Wolmersley is our Housing Operations Manager. Mark has a background in mental health social work and specialised in working in Substance Misuse services. Mark lived overseas for many years, working in environmental consulting. After returning to the UK, Mark felt drawn to his original career in mental health.
Debbie, Sue, Mark and Donna are passionate about the rights of people with mental health needs to access high quality support and care; the service was set up to achieve this.
Our knowledge, experience and commitment enable us to provide specialised support to people with the most complex mental health needs within the Recovery model. We train and support our staff to build effective relationships with our clients, aimed at engaging, supporting and enabling them.