Susan is the manager of a community mental health team and a practising AMHP. She has worked in the mental health field since qualifying as a social worker in 1997 and qualified as an Approved Social Worker (ASW) in 2000. She worked as a social worker and senior practitioner within forensic mental health services for 9 years prior to moving to her current post. She has substantial experience of acting as a social supervisor and of managing others in that role. She has provided training within her current Trust on the Mental Health Act, including Part 3, and on safeguarding children, and delivers training to a range of health and social care professionals.