The National Forum for Health and Wellbeing and the University of Bolton are delighted that Professor Dame Sue Bailey will be the Chief Guest at the forthcoming 6th Bolton Health Mela. This annual event, organised in partnership with several other organisations, will be held at the University of Bolton on March 14, 2015. The theme of Health Mela is ‘Mental Health in Children and Young People’. Dame Sue Bailey will address the breakfast meeting at 10 am before inaugurating the Health Mela at 11 o’clock. As usual the Mela will provide free health MOTs. There will be several health related stalls, Reiki taster sessions, etc. and is free to attend.
Professor Dame Sue Bailey is the Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and took up her role on 1 January 2015. She is also the Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition and Mental Health Lead for Health Education England. She is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist at Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust. She focuses on the risks presented by and to young people who enter the mental health, social care and youth justice systems, nationally and internationally. She has worked in the field of child psychiatry for over thirty years and is the immediate past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She is Honorary Professor of Mental Health Policy at the University of Central Lancashire.
Professor Sue Bailey was born in Oldham and educated at the University of Manchester. She was awarded an OBE in 2002 and was made a Dame in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List in 2014.