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SACMHF is a company limited by guarantee

Registered in England number 4004120.  

Registered Charity Number 1082017

Certificate Number 15992

ISO 9001

Shane has worked  within Sandwell since 1990.  He spent 5 years as a Health Promotion Officer with Sandwell Health Authority and 14 years initially  as manager, now  Chief Executive for the West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre.

Shane is a founder member of the Sandwell African Forum which became Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation.

Finally, Shane  has worked as an Associate Manager with Black Country Mental Health Trust and is also a member of Sandwell Community Health Council.

Finally, Shane  has worked as an Associate Manager with Black Country Mental Health Trust and is also a member of Community Health Council.

Shane Ward - Chief Executive

It was after completing an Honours degree in Psychology from Middlesex University that Patricia commenced her career in mental health. Pat worked her way up the career ladder via a number of  third sector organisation which include MIND in Birmingham and RETHINK.

Patricia came to SACMHF in 2002.  Pat is committed to ensuring that SACMHF becomes known for quality of service, value for money and a holistic and bespoke approach to the recovery of African and Caribbean people.

Marcia Wilson has worked studiously for Sandwell council for 26 years.  During the early years she worked with young people with learning difficulties in a voluntary capacity. She worked voluntarily during the school holidays teaching drama and arts to young people and with community groups. During this time Marcia ran her own business, which was a public house, The Fox & Dogs, in West Bromwich which served to hone her business acumen. Marcia excelled in her work with community groups, events management and work with vulnerable adults of course including mental ill health.

Marcia has excelled in her work with a diverse range of community groups, events management and work with vulnerable adults, of course including work with people recovering from mental ill health.  Marcia has lived all of her life in Sandwell and has dedicated her working life to Health and Social Care.

Marcia holds a Management (FdSc) qualification acquired from Birmingham City University.  Marcia successfully completed a Leadership programme which lends itself well to becoming a member of SACMHF’s board.  Marcia is looking to complete her Masters degree in Youth & Community Development with University College Birmingham.

Board of Trustees

Chair Person


Doctor George Williams - Retired GP

Company Secretary

Patricia Clarke - SACMHF’s Chief Officer


Marica Wilson - Housing Manager



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SACMHF’s board of trustees ensures that the charity complies with charity law.  Each year financial returns are submitted to the Charity Commission and Companies House.  

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