Creative Minds Peer Project Support Officer and Expert by Experience

Debs Taylor

Join Date

October 2016

What I do

Debs works for South West Yorkshire NHS Trust as a peer project development worker within the Creative Minds team.

Biography

Debs is an artist and an inspirational speaker who talks about her incredible journey through the mental health system. Debs is passionate about helping others to achieve more than they are led to believe and might think they can. From being bed bound and heavily medicated to standing in front of crowds to enlighten and inspire their journey regardless of whom or where they are. Debs is also a mental health awareness and anti-stigma campaigner and strives to improve services for those still in the system. Having never had a voice while she was in that system, she makes sure that people can hear the service user voice and how it feels to be lost in the system.