Meet The Team
Darren Richardson has worked with people with enduring mental illness for over twenty years and he is a qualified Social Worker, Best Interests Assessor and Approved Mental Health Professional, as well as a Practice Teacher for social work students. He has supported the detention of people within the realms of the Mental Health Act for almost ten years in a registered social work capacity and he firmly believes in the values underpinning respect, dignity and empowerment. Darren has a clear awareness of the challenges within the conveyance process and the company was developed as a means of avoiding the need for police as much as possible, which based on his own experiences, can at times be very time consuming and distressing for the client.
Graham Brierley has extensive working knowledge of children and young people with enduring mental disorder and behavioural difficulties. He has worked with young people who have experienced exclusion and supported them to re-integrate into successful peer groups. He has worked within schools and voluntary organisations, as well as residential units supporting young people with a variety of problems and he has the ability to engage people on all levels. Graham is very grounded and community focused and he has also owned his own boxing gym for many years, teaching children and young people in his local area about the positive influences of exercise and how it contributes to mental wellness.