Name: Colin Rouse (Rousey) Role: Director of Growth and Development
My role involves the day to day operations for the Changing Minds Kent service, the role is extremely exciting as every day is different! I am passionate about the work we do and difference we can make moving forward.
My focus is developing new business and partnerships opportunities for the organisation and driving forward our strategic objectives to help bring in additional revenue streams, that can benefit the whole community.
This involves liaising with local, regional and national partners – exploring opportunities for commissioning and project development. I also report back to the board to update then on all Changing Minds operations.
Why mental health & wellbeing matters to me:
Mental health means everything, it’s who we are and without it we simply would not be able to function! I am an advocate for Mental Health, a national Mental Health First aid instructor, I have experienced both anxiety in the workplace and the affects this has had also had for others. I believe that with small, but effective strategies, everyone can incorporate good positive mental health. The simple things in life are often free and yet do so much for your physical and mental wellbeing, laughing, keeping active, and surrounding yourself with positive people!
A massive sports head, I am trained in a range of sports coaching and dabble in the odd range of golf every now and then! I played football all my life, a Manchester United Fan, and enjoy nothing better now than spending time with my baby boy and family.
Dreams & Aspirations:
I would love to travel more soon… and visit some amazing countries with the family including Iceland, Fiji, and the amazing scenery of Switzerland. I do aspire one day to write a book about workplace anxiety… but all in good time!
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