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60-second interview: Andrew Pace

Specialist mentor Andrew Pace supports students with mental health problems to fulfil their potential
Andrew Pace

Andrew Pace is a specialist mentor at Diverse Learners , a consultancy providing disability support and training for the healthcare sector. He works with a team of health and social care practitioners and disability specialists.

Andrew Pace: 'I enable students in difficulty.'

What are your main work responsibilities?

Mentoring students who have mental health difficulties by listening, reassuring and building confidence, and supporting them to find strategies to balance their work-life-study load.

How did you get your job?

I was working as a palliative care link nurse in a community hospital. When the hospital closed I moved out of community nursing to help develop Diverse Learners, which my wife Kerry had started a few years earlier.

Who are your clients/patients?

Predominantly healthcare students on undergraduate and postgraduate


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