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Jake Graham

Strategic Development & Communications Officer (Healthwatch South Tees)

Jake joined MVDA in September 2018 as a Strategic Development and Communications Officer for Healthwatch South Tees. Jake has an Honours Degree and NCTJ Diploma in Journalism and has developed a passion for working with marginalised communities. His first experience of living and working within a marginalised community was in South Africa, where he spent 12 months working at a behavioural institution. He has also documented the lives of people in long term recovery from substance misuse in the UK and USA, with the aim of reducing the stigma of being in recovery. His role at Healthwatch South Tees will allow him to utilise his skillset to improve health and social care services.