Cllr Debra Waller was elected to Sunderland City Council as a Labour councillor in 2011 for the Sandhill Ward. She is currently lead scrutiny member for Children’s Services as well as sitting on the Licensing and West Area Place Board Committees. She is a Health Champion, which entails directing people in the community to services for health issues such as smoking, alcohol and mental health and wellbeing. After experiencing mental health issues on both a personal and professional level, Debra feels that she has a better understanding of what people go through when experiencing mental health problems and what parents go through when there child is suffering from a mental illness. She is studying for a degree in psychology.
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