19 January 2017
Faces of BMH: Richie Horton
Job title: ACE
1) What does your job
My job involves engaging
hard-to-reach, isolated people in the community. I build trust with
people, assess them and refer them to either secondary mental
health or community-based services for longer term care and
2) What do you enjoy
best about your role?
Meeting new clients. The
building of relationships is really important to me. Some of the
clients I meet might not have come into contact with
services for many years and have really deep seated issues of
mistrust. To allow them time and space to open up and share with me
is a real privilege.
3) Describe how you're
feeling today in three words.
Hopeful, optimistic and
4) What do you do to
keep mentally healthy?
My family are very important to
me; spending time with them is great. I enjoy most sports, watching
or playing, although not so much the playing anymore as I'm getting
on a bit! Sleep is very important so I feel refreshed and ready for
5) What do you like
best about Bristol?
Bristol City FC.
6) What would you
recommend that people try in the city?
A visit to the mighty Ashton
Gate to watch a game.