James has been working as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner for Sheffield Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression since 2021. This service is part of Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust (SHSC) and offers short-term psychological support to people in Sheffield who are struggling with common mental health difficulties.

Prior to starting his current NHS role, James worked in a range of third sector organisations concerned with improving employment opportunities for residents of Sheffield who were also managing long term mental and physical health conditions. James was responsible for providing information, advice and guidance to patients and has working knowledge of the challenges that local third sector organisations have in securing funding to run their services.

James has been a Trustee for The Talbot Trust’s since 2019 and brings knowledge of mental health provision in Sheffield.