Director of Development
Linda is a founding member of Inspirit and has been facilitating learning and development in the substance misuse field since 1994. Using her creative beginnings as an art student and her 4-year training to postgraduate level psychotherapy, her passionate question is ‘How best to support humans to grow or develop? Linda is an associate member of the UKAHPP.
Alan is a member of Inspirit and the coordinator for the Patient & Public Participation project, (PPP). PPP is an NHSE Health in the Justice System Project to improve patient participation within London's secure environments and prisons. Alan has his own lived experience of the justice system and took part in the Inspirit Diploma in 2016 and the Inspirit Group Facilitation training in 2017. Alan's first lead role was with the Haringey drug & alcohol services tendering process.
Sherise is the Administrative Coordinator at Inspirit. She joined Inspirit feeling incredibly aligned with their ethos, "People don’t need to be saved or rescued - people need knowledge of their own power and how to access it." She brings her own personal experience in the drugs and alcohol field and is currently training as a Spiritual Counsellor with the view to continue to support people in developing their own power and fulfilling their potential.
Facilitator of Freespace
I was a service user when I was first taken to one of Inspirits classes, I had been in and out of services for many years, but Inspirit was the first time I felt listened to heard and valued as a person. It wasn't always easy and quite uncomfortable at times, but Inspirit gave me the chance to learn. I did the courses they offered and for the first time with support, guidance and trust I was in education, I felt myself grow in ways I couldn't imagine, I now work in services and facilitate one of Inspirits progects 3 Space Which is a creative open work space, In the past we have done arts and crafts poetry mask making printing and paper making drama story writing and telling, this is only some of the wonderful creativity that goes on in 3 Space. For me Inspirit has enriched my life, I'm proud and humbled to be a trained member of such a unique organisation.
Strategic PPP Facilitator
Mark is a member of Inspirit and former media, communications and training lead for the Patient and Public Participation (PPP) subgroup, which is a reflection of his interests in the subject for which he gained an honours award. In his current role as Strategic Facilitator, he continues to use both his lived experience and interests in the arts, music and media to support the groups’ activities. In his other lives, he is a theatre-based workshop practitioner specialising in ‘at risk’ groups, a charity trustee and the drummer in a youth-focussed band. Mark is co-author of the Friday Night Alternative* (FNA) alongside Linda Bush.
Suzanne has many years experience working in the Drug & Alcohol field and is passionate about supporting people through education. She is a member of Inspirit, a group facilitator and sessional trainer.
Training & Coms Manager
Founder member and trustee of Inspirit. Frankie is a qualified therapist and trainer with a background in substance misuse. manages training and communications and specialises In delivering Motivational Interviewing and Co-production training.