Spotlight on CCG Members - Narinder Sidu - September 2022

Spotlight on CCG Members - Narinder Sidu - September 2022

Sep, 2 2022

There are always two sides to every coin. One side may portray an artistic outlook the other a more career based display. Either way they combine to create a well - rounded individual. This is demonstrated well by this month’s ‘Spotlight on CCG Members’ – Derbyshire based Narinder Sidu.

So let’s begin with the career based side. Narinder works professionally as a social worker. Her early days found her as a Forensic Social Worker employed by the NHS in a low secure community setting working with inpatients within the criminal justice system. Presently she is employed by the NHS as a Mental Health Practitioner within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Her level of experience has given her the confidence to become a guest lecturer on a series of courses. She teaches on the social work undergraduate and post-graduate programmes. Her subjects include –

  • Social work practice
  • Social work law and policy
  • Domestic abuse
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Honour-based violence
  • Forced marriage

Narinder has a real interest and passion for equality, diversity and inclusion. She is a Council member with the British Association of Social Workers.

On the other side of the coin comes her creative streak. She can write eloquent words of wisdom as a poet and amateur writer. Her poems have become an outlet of expressing herself emotionally. Her recent work has focused on the subject of racism. Travelling around the world has seen her develop her love for street art. She is also a keen photographer and videographer.

Her two loves include travelling, having fun with family and friends and finding new adventures whilst creating happy memories. Narinder is passionate about making a positive impact to people’s lives and society.

In her own words she gives this unique outlook for all of us,

“Believe in your creativity and remain authentic…this is what makes art so beautiful.”

^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger