I have had the pleasure of working with and using the services of Prasanna and Sheenagh de Silva at Mental Health Solutions – Whitby for the last 5 years.
During that time their flexible, fast and efficient approach has enabled the creation of successful educational events and speaker meetings to numerous audiences in the medical arena. They have been able to tailor make a meeting to my requirements to suit my customers, even providing an appropriate location and refreshments for the meeting, as well as sometimes chairing or presenting and facilitating discussions.
Sheenagh’s excellent organizational skills make the whole meeting experience a pleasurable one. She has numerous qualified contacts to call upon to deliver presentations second to none, alongside a wealth of abilities herself as a chairperson and presenter, qualified in mental health.
Dr Prasanna de Silva’s qualifications as a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer provided me with a knowledgeable, well respected speaker/facilitator and chairperson in various meetings I have organized with Mental Health Solutions – Whitby.
I am in a position where I have to organize many speaker events; including post graduate meetings, symposia, round table meetings and journal meetings along with sporadic training sessions for health professionals in the field. Sheenagh and Prasanna at Mental Health Solutions – Whitby have helped me with all of these types of meetings in the past, and taken the stress out of organizing these events in a flexible, friendly and knowledgeable way with a wealth of experience, and I for one thank them for that and recommend them wholeheartedly.
On May 2nd2012 75 people from a variety of backgrounds and interests gathered at Queen Street Methodist Church for a day of shared learning on responding to the needs of elderly congregations.
The day grew from a conversation with Sheenagh de Silva in September 2011, and following further meetings we agreed that Sheenagh would prepare the day on behalf of the North Yorkshire Coast Methodist Circuit .
Sheenagh was responsible for all of the organisation that ensured a successful day; this included promotion and publicity, the logistics, health and safety, venue management and crucially delivery of the programme on the day. She secured some excellent contributors from a range of agencies which ensured a variety of approach and presentation, and a lively, relevant and helpful day.
Responses from those who attended were overwhelmingly positive. From my perspective as Superintendent Minister of the North Yorkshire Coast Methodist Circuit I am extremely grateful to Sheenagh for her excellent facilitation of the day, and I trust that there will be future opportunities to work together.
Mark P Haynes BA
Superintendent Minister, North Yorkshire Coast Methodist Circuit.