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Diane Saralis

Clinical Lead - Meeting Place Project

About me

Diane is the Clinical Lead for the Meeting Place Project which continues to grow throughout the island.

Diane was born in Lancashire. She trained and graduated as a Mental Health Nurse in Taunton, Somerset and Moved to Jersey in 1987. Diane has worked in Dementia Health Care throughout her career. She has a wealth of experience in various settings including Hospital based care, Community care, and the Memory Assessment service. Diane has a particular interest in Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and has introduced CST programmes in various community settings.

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What I Love about my job

I love being part of a team which is committed to providing help and support to the people in our community who are facing the challenges that Dementia brings. My role at the Meeting Place Project allows me to meet new people from all walks of life and bring like-minded people together to join in with group sessions that provide brain stimulating activities, reminiscence, thought provoking discussions and exercise. The sessions aim to build a person’s confidence and boost their sense of wellbeing. Within the group we can reassure people living with dementia that whilst their own situation is unique, they are not alone and as a service we care, and we are here to help.

Did you know

In her free time Diane enjoys walking Pixie her very energetic Jack Russell, reading, and swimming.  Diane loves to travel and has a growing bucket list of places to visit.