HAROON MAHMOOD, BCAh
Haroon Mahmood is a full time Pharmacy Manager who has taken his professional commitment to providing healthcare to a new level in order to help those in need. He set up Community Health Network to help those suffering with isolation, mental health, bereavement, depression and several other conditions.
Haroon is responsible for engaging the various healthcare professionals who volunteer their services, whilst also coordinating the numerous agencies to sign-post service users to. The local community have many and varied needs and Haroon has designed the unit to be able to provide support across a multitude of conditions.
It has become such an important resource that local GP surgeries refer patients that might otherwise not qualify for professional medical help, but perhaps who need to talk through their condition with someone who can help point them to the best resource.
Amongst the biggest achievements of the unit has been: supporting a family whose 38-year-old son has ADHD, giving them coping mechanisms and general advice; helping to prevent a man committing suicide; providing support for a man who was widowed and suffering depression and isolationism, and supporting and empowering many others in the community with mental health conditions.
Nominated by: Aaysha Riaz