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Christiana Melam



Christiana is the Chief Executive of the National Association of Link Workers, the only UK professional membership network for Social Prescribing Link Workers which increases professionalism, resilience and reduces isolation. She is the architect of the UK Annual Social Prescribing Link Worker Day and an international Social Prescribing Link Worker champion. She is an advocate for diversity, inclusion, coproduction, bottom-up approaches, social justice, empowering people and reducing inequality. She believes great leadership is about ‘lighting fire in people’ not on them. She was recognised by the Mayor of London as one of the women that make London great in March 2019. Christiana was a finalist in the 2019 Social Enterprise UK awards for the ’Women in Social Enterprise category and Birmingham awards for the ‘Businesswoman of the year’ category.

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