We were very sad to hear that our colleague Angela Morford passed away on Sunday after a brief but determined battle with cancer. Angela was our Peer Recovery Officer here in Psychological Interventions Clinic for outpatients with Psychosis (PICuP) and used her extensive experience to found and run a peer support service that was greatly valued and much appreciated by service users and professionals alike. Angela’s work was recognised when she recently won the SLaM Psychology and Psychotherapy Service User Involvement award for her work.
She came to us with many years of experience from founding and running the Time Out service which became a hugely influential peer-led support service in South London. Alongside her direct work in peer support, Angela also contributed to better mental health through teaching, training, interviewing professionals and acting as an insightful and compassionate advisor, drawing on both her professional and personal experiences of mental health services.
She will be greatly missed by colleagues, service users, and peer support mentors, among many others, for her work and inspiration.
Angela’s funeral will be held on Wednesday 4th May at 11am at Christchurch Eltham for those who would like to attend.