I have known Sophie for two or three years now as a practitioner who works with one of our partner organisations in Wakefield. Over recent years she has been working more closely with Creative Minds having taken part in the community reporting project, both as a participant and supporting two people with learning disabilities. Sophie presents herself and carries out tasks in a very professional manner and has many skills and talents that she brings to projects and general working. Sophie was really excellent in terms of her support of the young people with learning disabilities and is a real champion in terms of ensuring they have a real voice. Sophie really impressed our partners People’s Voice Media and she is now working with them on further projects.
Sophie has excellent presentation skills and has recently supported us in the delivery of a workshop at an international festival. She also supports one of the young people with learning disabilities to attend the conference and she is always looking for opportunities to ensure others can be included. Sophie has also taken on a guest editor role in our latest magazine and written pieces to be included as well. Sophie was also part of the presenting team at resent judging panel for a national award and took this very much in her stride.
Sophie is a really great advocate for the role of creative approaches to health and wellbeing and is a great advocate for raising awareness of mental health issues. Sophie is building on this passion and doing lots of work in Community Journalism wants to set her own enterprise up to give a voice to marginalised groups. She is approaching this work with a high level of enthusiasm and I do believe this will be another great achievement and I wish her well with this endeavour.