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Chris Wright

Contact details:
• phone: 01443 482649 / 07851 237 982
• e-mail: chris.wright@southwales.ac.uk
• web: https://twitter.com/cwrightpro
Qualifications:
Masters in Education (Child and Adolescent Mental Health)
BA (Hons) Business and Law

Profession Body Memberships:
2013 – Present Member of University Mental Health Adviser Network (UMHAN)
2015 – Present Member of National Association of Disability Practitioners (NADP)
2016 – Present Association for Non-Medical Help Providers

Hobbies & Interests:
You will often find me down the gym of an evening or baking in the kitchen (my own forms of self care!).

Background:
I have been delivering MHFA since 2012 and have built up a wealth of experience delivering tot those working in FE and HE education settings in South Wales.

Current and Previous Work Experience:
Senior Disability Coordinator, University of South Wales (current)
I deliver MHFA training as a part of my role at USW. Substantively I lead and manage a team of 3 Disability Coordinators which coordinate the day to day deployment support staff. My role holds management responsibility for our 60+ Non-Medical Help support staff including Note-takers, Practical Support Assistants, Electronic Note Takers and Specialist Mentors.

Mental Wellbeing Mentors’ Coordinator, University of South Wales
Responsible for the recruitment, induction, development and line management of the Specialist Mentors whom provided one to one interventions to students with mental wellbeing needs

Mental Health Mentor (Specialist Mentor), University of Wales, Newport
Working within the Disability Team I supported students with mental health needs to overcome barriers to accessing the university environment and enabled them to better manage their own wellbeing.

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