Prescription Art Test Valley values the opinions of all our service users and the following people have offered to assist us when we make important decisions on our policies and strategies. We are extremely grateful for their input, and the unpaid time they give generously to help PATV develop.
Mary attended one of our early sessions at the suggestion of her GP and benefited enormously. She continues attending the follow on classes and has enjoyed the opportunity to develop her creative skills and make new friends
Dr. Simon Tricker
Simon Tricker is a GP at Abbeywell Surgery in Romsey. He is also a keen GP educator and is both a GP trainer in the practice and a Program Director for the Portsmouth GP training scheme.
He is an advocate of promoting lifestyle change to improve physical and mental health and has referred patients to Prescription Art Test Valley since its inception.
Ali is currently working with Hampshire County Council Adults Health and Care in a pilot role as a Community Connector, Ali works with social care teams and their clients to help increase independence, reduce social isolation and loneliness, promoting access to community resources and provisions. She has training in community development and is active in helping the development and maintenance of strong, inclusive communities and neighbourhoods, supporting partnership working and collaboration. Being passionate about mental health she has experience working alongside local authorities, Southern Health NHS Trust, MIND, peer support groups as well as charitable and voluntary sectors to help promote mental wellbeing in the community.