Emma Grady

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Emma Grady is a third year student at Edge Hill University, studying Mental health Nursing and social work as a combined four year integrated Masters programme. 

Emma has been a Health Care support worker for an NHS Trust for over ten years, working in a variety of different mental health settings. She also volunteers as a suicide intervention mentor for James' Place in Liverpool, which offers life saving support to men in suicidal crisis. 

Since starting university, Emma has been involved in many different projects and extracurricular activities. She has been the student rep for her cohort for three years and recently won 'student rep of the year 2020'. Emma is a proud scholar who has been awarded 2 scholarships for her contributions to Edge Hill University and student affairs. She is also the co-creator and President of the Integrated Health and Social Care society. 

As the Chair of the British Association of Social Workers Student and NQSW group, Emma is passionate about raising the profile for students and ensuring their voices are heard. This passion extends beyond BASW and Emma co-founded The Student Social Work Hub virtually with other students around the UK. She is a firm believer in ensuring students are respected and recognised for the contributions they bring to the workforce.

Emma is always keen to get involved in new ideas and has a real passion for mental health social work. She hopes to become an Approved Mental Health Professional in the future.