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Caroline Parnell

Caroline Parnell

Trustee

Caroline Parnell is the founder of Sentry PR, a communications consultancy that specialises in supporting organisations through periods of change.

A journalist by background, she spent 20 years setting up and developing award winning communication and engagement teams in the public sector. She now works with national and regional NHS organisations leading reviews of their communication functions, advising on best practice, and managing major service improvement programmes.

Caroline has won a number of national awards for her work, including NHS Communicator of the Year, but she is most proud of the campaign work she has led to tackle the stigma that is still attached to mental health problems.

A trained mediator and experienced company secretary with a strong governance background, Caroline is also a trustee of The Link, a Teesside based charity that supports young people with mental health problems and their families. She is a former trustee and one of the founders of The Katie Trust, a former North East charity that supported the families of children with cancer and raised money for research into childhood brain cancer.