Programmes Manager for Empowerment & Later Life
Jolie is an artist who has worked from a survivor perspective in the Mental Health sector for two decades.
Working for both voluntary & statuary organisations, her roles include Interim Co-Director at Lambeth & Southwark Mind. She specialises in group facilitation and co-producing relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders. She managed the Mental Health Foundation’s flag ship later life project, Standing Together; a three-year Big Lottery project beginning in 2015 in partnership with housing providers, facilitating weekly self-help groups, for tenants in later life, in extra care & retirement schemes, who experience mental health issues and loneliness.
Now as Programmes Manager for Empowerment and Later Life she sees the legacy of the Standing Together project as challenging discrimination and stigma around mental health issues in later life and is developing projects with the older people from the LGBT+ community and prisoners.