Cerdic has been working in the field of mental health for more than 25 years. With experience as a young carer, of illness itself and as a nurse he has been privileged to work in Australia, the UK, Uganda and Gaza. He has had many roles offering clinical, training and development support however he currently works in North London as a Nurse Consultant providing mental health care to local GPs. He has a particular interest in peer working as a route to a more humane and empowering approach to mental health care. He has worked with Ugandan colleagues and friends since 2005 and helped to foster the user led organisation Heartsounds Uganda and the country’s first mental health peer working scheme. He was the Nursing Standard, International Nurse of the Year in 2013.