Beverley Stephens

Beverley StephensBeverley worked in the NHS for 35 years in a variety of roles as registered nurse, senior manager, project manager and regional director. During that time she had progressed to work as a consultant to assist NHS organisations in developing people, teams, and improving failing services.

She has developed leadership and business skills for public and private sector clinicians and managers. More recently she has worked with people who experience stigma, and isolation, resulting in a loss of meaningful employment or low educational attainment which is at the forefront of her private practice as a Director of Diverse City Services Limited.

Beverley has also worked within statutory, private and voluntary sector organisations to undertake internal reviews to progress services; this has often led to her supporting them to developing business case proposals, redesign services and up skilling people.

Since 2014 she has worked as part of a founder team that run a thriving Community Hub that is now embedded in a neighbourhood where people can receive a multiplicity of support to equip them to rebuild their lives by focusing on their health and wellbeing.

Beverly is Trustee for a local refugee charity providing cross-sector understanding of marginalised or excluded people.

Mental health programmes involvement:

  • Working more recently with people who experience stigma, and isolation – Birmingham
  • Co-founded and helps run a neighbourhood Community Hub in Lozells – Birmingham
  • Trustee of a local refugee charity supporting marginalised or excluded people – Birmingham
  • Time to Change/MIND Champion – West Midlands