Younger woman head UK Charity

The Centre for Applied Research and Evaluation International Foundation (Careif) based in UK has appointed Michelle Younger as its Chairperson.

Stated to be one of the youngest persons to head an organisation of its type, she succeeds Professor Stephen Stansfeld.

Michelle is not new to Carief, as she was a volunteer at the Third World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry.

With more than 10 years of experience working with youth and as a volunteer at the Derbyshire Youth Centre, she has been involved in fundraising activities in Nepal for Sheffield based charity Friends of Lungthung.

The 30-year-old social worker hopes that her new assignment will be exciting, with challenges and opportunities to involve younger members of the society.

“We are operating at a time of tough challenges, health, economics, environment and emotional strength, but at the very least we can all give a bit of time to make a difference. I am excited about the opportunities to bring together young people, communities and professionals on an international level. I am also keen to bring new ideas to Careif,” she said.

Global associates

Careif is an international charity based at the Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, London, England (QMUL). It has a number of relationships and interests in UK, Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, the Americas and the Caribbean.

Professor Stansfeld said that Careif aimed to share knowledge about mental health to improve people’s wellbeing.

“This includes how to live healthily and ensure that working practices and services are suited to different cultures and societies across the world. It delivers its work through four distinctive building blocks, which are high quality learning and teaching locally, nationally and internationally,” he said.

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