Billy MurphyDirector of Mental Health Services
Billy is Director of Mental Health Services – Inspire. Billy studied Psychology at the University of Ulster then began his career with Extern in 1986 where he worked in various projects. He qualified in Social Work in 1991 and initially worked for Barnardos. In 1992 he took up post as a Social Worker with Older People in South and East Belfast Trust. He moved to Senior Social Worker, Care Manager then Senior Care Manager. In 2002 he became Programme Planner for Mental Health Services in South and East Belfast Trust and when the Belfast Trust was formed in 2007 he became part of the Senior Management Team in Mental Health as A Service Development Manager. This work involved the modernisation of the Trusts Mental Health Services. He has continually addressed his own development needs obtaining relevant qualifications throughout his career; Practice Teaching Award (1994), Approved Social Work Award (1998), Diploma in Health Service Management (2006) and the Advanced Award in Social Work (2009). Billy is married and has 3 children. He enjoys sports including Martial Arts (he holds a fourth Dan Black Belt in Tai Jutsu), motocross, mountain biking and running.