Forward Thinking Birmingham appoints new Voluntary and Community Sector Chairman

Judith Shorrock
Judith Shorrock

The innovative new mental health service for 0-25-year-olds, Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB), has appointed Judith Shorrock as its Partnership Board/Voluntary and Community Sector Chairman.

Mrs Shorrock has a wide range of experience and is currently Assistant Director of Service Development and Innovation for children’s charity, Spurgeons.

FTB is a ground breaking mental health partnership established to revolutionise mental health care and give children, young people and young adults the modern service that they need and deserve.

Led by Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the innovative service brings together the expertise Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, the Priory Group, Beacon UK and The Children’s Society to provide a single point of access for children, young people, young adults and families, GPs, schools and local authorities, to access the right support at the right time.

Judith Shorrock has joined the project team in the voluntary role and will be responsible for further enhancing and embedding relationships between FTB and groups within Birmingham community.

Mrs Shorrock  has also held a variety of senior roles, including Joint Head of Commissioning for Dudley Primary Care Trust, Children’s Centre Strategy Manager for Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and Strategy and Policy Manager at Wolverhampton Primary Care Trust.

Denise McLellan, Forward Thinking Birmingham Managing Director, said:

“We’re delighted to welcome Judith to the Forward Thinking Birmingham team. Enhancing our relations and working with our partners from the voluntary and community sector is an important part of our new service and I’m sure we will benefit greatly from Judith’s skill and experience.”