Louise Herron, Occupational Therapist
– Chesterfield Central Neighbourhood Team, 42 St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield
Louise is working in partnership with Chesterfield Football Club on ‘Spireites Active for Life’, helping individuals with a severe mental health problem to learn about the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle and support healthier lifestyle changes.
Karen Wheeler, who nominated Louise, said in her nomination: "Louise has developed the courses to be totally inclusive, working with service users to enable them to achieve their goals in the setting of the Chesterfield FC stadium.
"Her positivity and motivational way of working encourages people to take positive risks and succeed in their own recovery journeys.
Chesterfield FC Community Trust supported the nomination and said: “Our partnership is integral to the course success. The experience and expertise that Louise offers us during the session is essential. Louise is able to lead on the theory section of the course and her knowledge, personality and understanding of the participants’ needs, ensure that each week the group leave having gained important knowledge for improving their lifestyle, wellbeing and ultimately, mental health."