Parvin Vekaria Parvin takes a social approach to a healthy mind, enjoying company of friends and the sounds of live music. He may not be into doing the sport himself but is a keen follower of many sports, and fan of Bradford City Football Club. He came to VITAL 9 years ago, mainly working with vulnerable people who were admitted to psychiatric wards, enabling them to be heard within their care planning, and ensuring they are not marginalised. Parvin is particularly interested in challenging people’s attitudes towards mental health, believing that people should feel comfortable discussing the challenges they experience without facing judgement or negativity. He believes that when people are open and honest about their own experiences of mental health issues, they often find others are willing to listen and share.