Collin’s career in care began in 1997 as a community support worker with Alternative Futures. This continued with positions at Petrus, then Novas, supporting adults with mental health problems and alcohol dependence.
Since qualifying as a Registered Mental Health Nurse at John Moores University, Collin has worked across a broad range of services within Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP) NHS Trust, initially as a staff nurse on a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), then Assertive outreach, before securing a post with a community mental health team as a community psychiatric nurse. Collin’s final seven years with CWP was in the role of Community Nurse Specialist with Chester Home Treatment team.
In 2014, Collin left CWP to set up SIS (Solutions in Service) where he has helped develop the company from five clients and a handful of staff, to what it is today – a vital service provider within the North West of England.
Before entering the world of psychiatric nursing, Adam built up a wealth of experience working within the service, construction and care work industries. Since qualifying, as a Mental Health Nurse at Liverpool John Moores University, Adam has spent time working in a variety of settings including adult acute in-patient wards, elderly wards, PICU and liaison psychiatry.
In 2014, following 11 years’ service as a psychiatric nurse, Adam left the NHS to help set up SIS. Adam has been instrumental in developing SIS to encompass the care of more than 100 people and is responsible for providing a strategic overview of the service.
Emma's nursing career began in 2000 as a support worker on a hospital ward for people with dementia, before moving onto adult acute wards and PICU to gain further experience.
In 2004, Emma was seconded from CWP NHS Trust to start her training at Chester University, where she qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse. Upon qualifying, Emma worked as a Community Psychiatric Nurse in care, co-ordinating individuals with mental health problems in the community.
Progressing to liaison psychiatry at Countess of Chester Hospital, Emma was responsible for assessing patients who attended A&E departments with various mental health issues, referring them on to the appropriate services. Emma left the NHS in 2016 to become Director of Clinical Operations at SIS.
Sarah’s background is in private health and safety consultancy – a role that included teaching and working within the construction and hotel industry, offering constructive support and advice to managers. In 2006, Sarah left this sector to pursue a career in nursing, qualifying as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, initially working with children and adolescents within an inpatient setting of CWP Trust.
Sarah began working within the Early Intervention in Psychosis team, supporting young adults with first episodes of psychosis, but left the Trust in 2016 to become Operational Director / Clinical Lead of SIS. Sarah brings a diverse set of skills and experience to the service.
With a background in sport and engineering, Terry qualified in social work at Liverpool John Moores University during the mid-1990s, before working in a variety of settings, including twenty years as a senior manager and a company social worker. For ten years Terry worked independently as a management consultant for both care and non-care businesses, with a specific focus on change management in failing services.
More recently, Terry has been responsible for delivering supported living services for people with mental health needs. In 2018, he brought his experiences to the team at SIS.