High Fives

Meet the Team.

Management Team

Sandra Vaughan

Chief Executive

Sandra has worked in the mental health field for the past 30 years having worked for Sandwell and Birmingham Mind in various capacities, managing a residential unit, 365 day service provision, training and business development. She graduated from Wolverhampton University in 2006 and has various qualifications including Operational Management, Information, Advice and Guidance and Community Mental Health.

She is a trained youth worker and worked in this area for over 20 years as well as serving as a Magistrate for 37 years.

With a background in training prior to joining BCMH she worked for five years delivering around 34 courses to staff in the Health and Social Care field in the UK.

Having been a Mental Health First Aid instructor since 2010 Sandra is passionate about dispelling the myths around mental health.  In her current job role she delivers various training including the i-act programme.


Emma Cornfield

Peer Co-Ordinator

Mark Ellis

Horticultural Co-ordinator

I worked at adoption charities as a media designer and later manager for around 15 years. My mental health suffered after redundancy and i found volunteering at my local wildlife reserve helped me a great deal. I wanted to work outdoors and use my lived experience of poor mental health. I joined Black County Mental Health where i lead therapeutic sessions from our walled garden at Steven's Park This helps many local people improve their mental health through being in nature, growing vegetables, tending the garden and having positive contact with others experiencing poor mental health

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