Nomination Janine Ward Address : 46 Pica cottages Postcode : Ca14 4qb Telephone : 07969497258 Email : janine@togetherwe.co.uk Nominated By: Full Name : Samantha Joughin Telephone : 07593952384 Email : sam@togetherwe.co.uk IN WHAT CAPACITY DO YOU KNOW THE NOMINEE : Sister/work colleague YOUR NOMINATION ACHIEVEMENTS, PERSONALITY & SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY & OVER WHAT PERIOD OF TIME? : Janine has worked within the mental health field for the majority of her adult life, in both the NHS and now as apart of the third sector (since october 2017) she has also lectured for both the university of Southampton and East Anglia. This week alone (week of 30th nov) she has seen 120 people aged 14-65 years old. Janine devised and created her own program of psychoeducation based around maintaining a strong routine, the sessions have been adapted and used for a variety of people in different circumstances (eg COSC cumbria disability, secondary school, always another way LGBTQ groups, post-natal parents and people with long term health conditions) within the Allerdale and Copeland area. On top of this she has developed specific psychoeducation sessions for young people based on feedback and need such as improving body image and exam stress and as of today 146 young people in secondary schools from Milliom to Cockermouth have attended a workshop. The person I have nominated deserves to be considered for an invitation to the Cumbria Women of the Year Lunch because: : Janine has overcome adversity within her life, as a child Janine was always gifted academically but has often struggled with her own mental health, during her teenager years she suffered a bout of depression which resulted in self harming, after seeing a counsellor Janine decided to dedicate herself to training as a psychologist. At 18 she decided to move to Southampton to attend university and with very little parental support she worked throughout her university career to support herself, over the years Janine undertook post graduate degrees and became a lead on low level intensity services within the NHS, until a relationship breakdown and the stress of her role caused her to decline in her own mental health, throughout this Janine pushed herself to work, eventually her declining mental health caused her to attempt suicide, she luckily survived after being in a coma with liver failure for days, following this she undertook treatment and decided it was best to take time away from the mental health field and came to work within my private female only fitness business as a manager, during this time she realised many of the females had some sort on underlying mental health issue/commitment as to why they weren't succeeding with their chosen goals and she spent a large amount of time researching physical fitness and mental health, resulting in her undertaking a level 2 qualification in fitness. Janine pottered along always talking about wanting to develop something "more" in April 2017 we both suffered from losing our brother to suicide, momentarily Janine struggled with this bereavement but like so many times in her life she came out stronger, together we created Together We CIC, combining physical and mental health programs to improving overall wellbeing. Within the first year of opening Janine fell pregnant with a much wanted little boy (Jacob) she worked throughout her pregnancy, even delivering a wellbeing session the day her waters broke! She also worked throughout her maternity leave to fulfil a contract taken on prior to conceiving Jacob, her commitment and dedication allowed her secure a 2nd year contract ensuring she has job security and now as a single mother to a 14 month old she works 30 hours per week (plus the many extra in admin!) She also works free hours to see those who were undertaking mental health support from the previous mind west Cumbria, Janine has developed a bid to provide these services but as yet has not secured funding so for now she is seeing those clients within her own time. I am in awe every day with Janine, I'm sure she nominated me to come to woman of the year 2019, but without her I would be nowhere, she has constantly pushed and motivated me to reach higher, she supports me in so many ways, if anyone deserves to be woman of the year 2020, its Janine.

Nomination

Janine Ward
Address : 46 Pica cottages
Postcode : Ca14 4qb
Telephone : 07969497258
Email : janine@togetherwe.co.uk

Nominated By:
Full Name : Samantha Joughin
Telephone : 07593952384
Email : sam@togetherwe.co.uk

IN WHAT CAPACITY DO YOU KNOW THE NOMINEE : Sister/work colleague

YOUR NOMINATION ACHIEVEMENTS, PERSONALITY & SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY & OVER WHAT PERIOD OF TIME? : Janine has worked within the mental health field for the majority of her adult life, in both the NHS and now as apart of the third sector (since october 2017) she has also lectured for both the university of Southampton and East Anglia.
This week alone (week of 30th nov) she has seen 120 people aged 14-65 years old. Janine devised and created her own program of psychoeducation based around maintaining a strong routine, the sessions have been adapted and used for a variety of people in different circumstances (eg COSC cumbria disability, secondary school, always another way LGBTQ groups, post-natal parents and people with long term health conditions) within the Allerdale and Copeland area. On top of this she has developed specific psychoeducation sessions for young people based on feedback and need such as improving body image and exam stress and as of today 146 young people in secondary schools from Milliom to Cockermouth have attended a workshop.

The person I have nominated deserves to be considered for an invitation to the Cumbria Women of the Year Lunch because: : Janine has overcome adversity within her life, as a child Janine was always gifted academically but has often struggled with her own mental health, during her teenager years she suffered a bout of depression which resulted in self harming, after seeing a counsellor Janine decided to dedicate herself to training as a psychologist. At 18 she decided to move to Southampton to attend university and with very little parental support she worked throughout her university career to support herself, over the years Janine undertook post graduate degrees and became a lead on low level intensity services within the NHS, until a relationship breakdown and the stress of her role caused her to decline in her own mental health, throughout this Janine pushed herself to work, eventually her declining mental health caused her to attempt suicide, she luckily survived after being in a coma with liver failure for days, following this she undertook treatment and decided it was best to take time away from the mental health field and came to work within my private female only fitness business as a manager, during this time she realised many of the females had some sort on underlying mental health issue/commitment as to why they weren't succeeding with their chosen goals and she spent a large amount of time researching physical fitness and mental health, resulting in her undertaking a level 2 qualification in fitness. Janine pottered along always talking about wanting to develop something "more" in April 2017 we both suffered from losing our brother to suicide, momentarily Janine struggled with this bereavement but like so many times in her life she came out stronger, together we created Together We CIC, combining physical and mental health programs to improving overall wellbeing.
Within the first year of opening Janine fell pregnant with a much wanted little boy (Jacob) she worked throughout her pregnancy, even delivering a wellbeing session the day her waters broke! She also worked throughout her maternity leave to fulfil a contract taken on prior to conceiving Jacob, her commitment and dedication allowed her secure a 2nd year contract ensuring she has job security and now as a single mother to a 14 month old she works 30 hours per week (plus the many extra in admin!) She also works free hours to see those who were undertaking mental health support from the previous mind west Cumbria, Janine has developed a bid to provide these services but as yet has not secured funding so for now she is seeing those clients within her own time.
I am in awe every day with Janine, I'm sure she nominated me to come to woman of the year 2019, but without her I would be nowhere, she has constantly pushed and motivated me to reach higher, she supports me in so many ways, if anyone deserves to be woman of the year 2020, its Janine.