Chief Mrs Yemisi Agunbiade Sanusi is a Multi -professional 60 years old Retired Psychiatric Nurse Specialist with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Professional Diploma in Beauty Therapy . Yemisi originally trained in Nigeria as a Nurse before she proceeded to The University of Lagos ,University of Manchester and University of Kent where she obtained a Master’s Degree in 1984.
Yemisi is a passionate and Humanitarian Social worker who pioneered the Dept of Social Services at the WHO Centre of Excellence for Training and Research in Africa
She became the First Chief Psychiatric Social Worker on top of been appointed as the 1st African Woman to serve voluntarily as the Vice President of the World Federation for Mental Health African Region in 1989. Yemisi is a member of many professional and Charitable organisations including The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) UK, United Nation’s Association, UK, International Leadership Forum , Hounslow Lease Holders Forum, Age UK among others .
Yemisi had made presentations at World Congress’s on Mental Health in Lusaka, Zambia, 1987, Cairo, Egypt 1988, Mexico 1991’Japan 1993Dublin 1995.London 1988, Minnesota,USA 2006 .In 2013, Yemisi received a Letter of Appreciation from The former American First Lady Mrs Rosalyn Carter.
Yemisi is a Trainer for Engagement and Outreach Services ,British House of Parliament She is also a member of All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and Ambassador for 50.50 Parliamentary Group promoting gender balance at the British House of Parliament .Yemisi is a strong advocate of Women’s Right and a passionate crusader against Domestic abuse and all forms of gender violence . She is a powerful voice in the Nigerian communities .
In appreciation of YEMISI Sanusi humanitarian contributions internationally,she is a recipients of numerous Awards some of them are listed below :
Life Timé Achievement Award presented by Zenith Global Health Practitioners, UK ,Nov 2016
Nigerian High Commissioner’s Community Recognition – 2014 Ambassador for Peace ,Universal Peace Federation -UK, Award Dec 2013
Nigerian Centenary UK ,Special Recognition Award, June 2014NANC Appreciation for Excellence Award,Liverpool ,Nov 2014
Community Leadership Award -Abike Ade Charity Foundation oct 2014
Foundation/Member-Nigerian Humanitarian Aid Organisation -2012
Life Time Achiever’s Award for Community Services,NUBBA, UK 2013UNILAG Distinguished Alumnus Award 1992
Rotaract Charity Club of University of AGRIC, Abeokuta ,Nigeria,Humanitarian Award- 1995
Widow’s and Children Welfare appreciation Award -2013
YEMISI also organised /hosted the World Mental Health Day Conference withUPF -UK -2015
Yemisi Sanusi serves voluntarily on many community organisations including :
Member ,Health and Welfare committee, Jesus HouseRCCG London
Member,Hounslow Business Enterprise Forum
Grand Matron SBF Educational Charity Support Organisation for Nigerian Girls
Parent’s Governor Heston School, 2001-2005
Director of Events,NIDOEurope 2008-2010
President , IDAY-UK 2009- up till date
Executive Member, Nigerian Women Leadership Forum .
Frm Chairperson Drug Abuse Control Committee ,Lioness Club District 404 1988
Fmr.National Publicity Sec. Medical Social Workers Assoc .of Nigeria.1994
Founder/Executive Director,National Mental Health Assoc of Nigeria.1986-1996
YEMISI is an Author of 60 Healthy Tips to a Happy Long Life and a successful mother to her three daughters who are all British trained Graduate professionals – Lizzie,Diana and Meg and a Loving