Alison Borgelin SWC Social and Policy Sciences Department Co-ordinator
Staff Wellbeing Champion
My current role is Department Coordinator working closely with the Head of Department as PA. I really enjoy working with the staff in SPS − they’re a great group of people. I also work alongside the other Department Coordinators in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.
I am passionate about supporting anyone struggling with poor mental health, but I’m also keen to help promote good mental health and wellbeing to everybody. I believe it is so important to break the taboo and silence when it comes to talking about our mental health.
My big passion is ceramics and I’ve been an on/off potter for over 30 years. Making a pot on the potter’s wheel is very therapeutic and mindful and really slows my mind down. I also love getting out for walks in nature and breaks away in our mini campervan to my other happy place, the seaside.
Mental health first aid
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 2023