Martin Patrick MA (Education), BSc (Psychology)
Martin is business development manager with STORM CIC, which is an offshoot of research projects at the University of Manchester offering training re suicide and self harm mitigation. Martin has a background in health service commissioning and the Third Sector. He specialises in developing high quality, cost effective partnerships between health and the Third Sector.
Martin held various senior positions within Humberside Careers Service where he led a number of innovative projects for the DFE. Working with the Department he established a national website for Connexions Advisers which explored a range of evidence-based interventions. He also worked with commissioners in Hull and the DFE to implement a pilot PMHW programme.
He has a strong interest in participation and transition. In his work with Barnardo’s he is developing a Big Lottery Bid with Central Manchester Foundation Trust to explore this theme with different patient groups. He has worked closely with the Expert Patient Group to improve transition for individuals with long term conditions. He also co-founded a charity with parents to improve outcomes post 19 for young people with severe learning difficulties.
Martin has wide experience as a commissioner and he has commissioned services for women, children and families. He has a particular interest in the commissioning of CAMHS. He has also supported a number of LAs including Slough and Leeds to improve services for families and children with impairments. More recently he has been working with GPs to embed their practices within the communities that they serve.
Martin worked as the national health lead for Barnardo’s and continues to develop initiatives on their behalf. He is currently managing a three year DH funded project at The Christie to improve the self-management skills of young cancer survivors. This project involves an innovative facebook environment that enables individuals to stay in contact and share information.