Cheryl Whyte studied a BA Degree in Social Work at Dundee University, qualifying in June 2006. She has worked in specialist areas of Criminal Justice, Hospital Discharge and Older People.
Prior to the completion of her studies Cheryl gained invaluable experience and an array of skills in diverse settings throughout the community in a number of areas/disciplines.
These included: Home Care, Childcare (Nursery Setting), Youth Work, Residential Childcare and Support Work within the Voluntary Sector.
Cheryl's dedication and passion of working with others has continued and recently taken a new direction. Cheryl completed her Introduction to Counselling Studies in March 2014 and has since become a Director of the Board at Urban Therapy having experienced the loss of a close family friend to suicide.
Cheryl experienced feelings of helplessness when she was unable to offer support or find support locally to help her loved ones throughout the extremely difficult times that have followed. This experience motivated Cheryl to influence some changes within her community and seek to develop much needed services to support people at times of bereavement and throughout difficult times.
This is the point where Cheryl connected with The Curly Star Dream Foundation and has never looked back. Cheryl has been involved with Curly Star Dream Foundation since 2014 and is passionate about developing services to support people and families who have tragically lost loved ones through incidents of suicide.
The support offered is unique in its nature given the people involved in developing the charity have experienced or been affected by the loss of a loved one as a result of suicide. Jackie, cofounder of the charity is an inspiration and her dedication and compassion to supporting others in their time of need is admirable. Cheryl is excited to help move the charity forward.