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Doing it for my mum

Media Company Managing Director Jayne Moore is a public governor for Mersey Care. Her inspiration for her involvement is her mum, Sally, who for the past 9 years has been living with Vascular Dementia. It is Jayne’s experience on this journey that shapes her thinking when standing as a governor.

“While my mum is now very settled in a full time nursing home, there was a time just after my daughter Georgia was born, that mum’s condition escalated and we had no idea what to do. We did what all good families do, we moved mum in to live with us.

The effects on my young family meant that rather than enjoying the first years of being parents, we were caring for my mum who had complex needs and it was probably the most challenging 2-3 years of my life.

The intervention of other family members and Mossely Hill’s Acorn Unit’s care was transformative for my mum. I now understand that what is best for mum is consistent care and she has that now.”

Jayne is also a trustee of St George’s Hall and MD of successful communications agency Jayne Moore Media, operating in Liverpool city centre and her work for clients across a number of sectors brings learning to her role with Mersey Care.

“Over the years, I have worked on the suicide reduction strategy for CALM or raising awareness of child and adolescent mental health, through the work done for the ADHD Foundation, addressing stigma and media reporting on challenging topics is at the heart of my job.

It's vital we support carers. Being a carer for someone full-time can create mental health issues, it is vital that we support carers in the same way that we support patients, which is why projects like The Life Rooms is so incredible. My governor training visits were enlightening, the thread that runs through Merseycare is the passion of its people, I find that so inspiring.

When people hear I am in PR they think it’s all parties and prosecco, and yes that is a small part of the job. The bit that I am most rewarded by is when you see the MAN DOWN campaign or ADHD’s Umbrella Project take off and go viral, raising awareness for difficult issues like mental health. Don’t get me wrong we have a healthy balance, one day it’s the fun of Albert Dock’s Pirate Festival and the next the ADHD Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Conference is our priority, so it is never dull in my office!”