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Dr Alexander Priest, Chief Executive

Alex studied for a degree and PhD in Chemistry at Oxford University where he designed anti-cancer drugs using Artificial Intelligence computing. He then moved on to promote inner-city apprenticeships as head of an educational charity in the City of London. Finally, he jumped from a successful career in Intellectual Property Law to become Chief Executive of Mind in his home county of Somerset, where he now farms with his family.

Andrew Pritchard, Chief Operating Officer

While studying psychology at UCL, Andy worked for the then Westminster Association for Mental Health (now Westminster Mind), working first for the Flexicare Befriending Project and then managing the DRIVE open access support service in North Westminster. Andy returned to his native Somerset in 2007 to manage Mindline Somerset, and is now Chief Operations Officer for Mind in Somerset. He delivers Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills training.

Alison M, Somerset Mind Influence & Participation Lead

Alison is a much valued member of Mind in Somerset and fulfils various roles within the organisation including general administration, campaigning for better understanding of Mental Health issues as a Time To Change Champion and represents South West Minds at the National Mind steering group for Influence & Participation.

Aden Watkins, Operations Manager - Sedgemoor

Aden oversees our support for all service users within Sedgemoor.

Alison B, Corporate Partnership Co-ordinator

Alison works with organisations across Somerset raising awareness of the importance of good mental health in the workplace. She also encourages businesses to support us through fundraising, sponsorship and volunteering

Alison H, Recovery & Wellbeing Worker

Alison supports our service users in the Mendip area with emotional, mental health and well-being needs to aspire towards and achieve their own goals.

Alison M, Operations Lead SSBSS

Alison leads the operational and reporting aspects for the SSBSS Project, and coordinates the Somerset Bereavement Network. She also provides some 1-2-1 support.

Amanda M , Mindline Project Lead

Amanda provides supervisory support for Mindline and supports service users within Taunton & West Somerset.

Amy M, SMWS Wellbeing Navigator

Amy supports service users to enable them to improve & maintain their mental wellbeing within West Somerset.

Anna B, Peer Support Group Worker

Anna supports peer support groups in Taunton & West Somerset as part of the Somerset Mental Wellbeing Service.

Anna H, Mental Wellbeing Navigator

Anna supports people in South Somerset & Mendip as part of the Somerset Mental Wellbeing Service.

Anna R, Youth Worker

Anne-Marie R, Community Fundraiser

Anne-Marie supports local community with fundraising events.

Annie B, Therapist Assistant SUCH

Annie supports the SUCH project on wards Taunton & Sedgemoor.

Annie C, Senior Support Worker

Annie support people in our South Somerset Wellbeing Groups, together with those in the Yeovil Community Day.

Annie P, Family Safeguarding Recovery & Wellbeing Worker

Annie S, Youth Matters Co-ordinator

Annie co-ordinates our Youth Matters project & supports service users on a 121 basis.

Annie J, Art Group Facilitator - Wellington

Annie supports service users with their mental health & wellbeing through art.

Barry W, DWP Employment Empowerment Officer

Barry supports services users with their mental health & wellbeing whilst returning to employment, within Sedgemoor.

Brooke D, Mental Health Support Worker

Brooke supports service users with their mental health within Somerset.

Caroline Chapman, Finance Manager

Caroline manages all finance functions throughout Mind in Somerset.

Cary L, Wiser Money Mental Health Support Worker

Cary supports service users in the communities of Mid Devon with their mental health support needs with Wiser Money to focus on mitigating the impact of fuel poverty, building household and community resilience across Somerset and Devon, areas which are linked by high levels of rurality, low incomes and fuel poverty.

Chantell C, Youth Worker

Chantell supports service users with their mental health.

Chantelle Dowse-Brenan, HR Manager

Chantelle manages all HR & Volunteer functions throughout Mind in Somerset.

Charlie Acton-Pearce, Operations Manager - Mendip

Charlie oversees our support for all service users within Mendip.

Christina JJ, Family Safeguarding & Wellbeing Recovery Worker

Christina supports service users as part of the Open Mental Health Service.

Christian Q, Facilities

Christian maintains the Taunton office.

Ciara M, Trans+ Supervisor

Ciara provides supervisory support for Trans+ and supports service users.

Cindy H, Wellbeing Navigator

Cindy supports service users to enable them to improve & maintain their mental wellbeing within Sedgemoor.

Claire J, Mental Health Support Worker

Claire supports service users with their mental health within Somerset.

Claire H, Open Mental Health Locality Co-ordinator

Claire supports service users with their mental health within Somerset. Alongside this, she acts as a conduit between Mind in Somerset and out alliance partners to ensure that every service user receives the bespoke care that they need to succeed within their everyday life.

Clare M, Crisis Support Worker

Clare supports service users within our Community Front Room (Crisis services).

David J, Mental Health Support Worker

David supports service users with their mental health within Somerset.

Debbie C, Intensive Community Navigator

Diana T, SUCH Project Lead

Diana leads a team of Therapists and Therapist Assistants, who visit wards to deliver a therapeutic service to inpatients wards across hospitals in Somerset.

Donna Waddleton, Operations Manager - South Somerset

Donna oversees our support for all service users within South Somerset.

Elizabeth Ryland, Deputy Finance Manager

Emma C, Project Support Lead- Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service

Emma provides support to adults and young people bereaved through suicide.

Emma E, Mental Health Support Worker

Emma supports service users with their mental health within Somerset.

Faye S, Gardening Project Co-ordinator

Faye runs our Yeovil Vanessa Gardening Project on Tuesdays.

Francesca W, Mental Health Support Worker

Francesca supports service users with their mental health within Somerset.

George B, Youth Worker

George supports service users with their mental health within the Youth Matters service.

Georgia T, Family Safeguarding Recovery and Wellbeing Worker

Geraldine B, Mental Health Support Worker

Geraldine supports service users with their mental health within Somerset.

Gill B, Specialist & Activity Worker

Gill works closely with a team of Recovery and Wellbeing workers across our partner agencies to achieve a comprehensive and consistent group and activity programme throughout the county.

Glenn N, Service User Champion

Glenn supports our service users across the County, and also receives and audits feedback on our projects.

Hannah P, Mindline Supervisor & Crisis Worker

Hannah provides supervisory support for Mindline and supports service users within Taunton & West Somerset.

Hazel B, Specialist Activity & Group Worker

Hazel works closely with a team of Recovery and Wellbeing workers across our partner agencies to achieve a comprehensive and consistent group and activity programme throughout the county.

Heather M, Youth Support Worker

Heather supports service users with their mental health within a peer support group setting.

Jacob J, Youth Worker

Jacob supports service users with their mental health.

Janet P, Mindline Supervisor & Trainer

Janet provides supervisory support for Mindline and trains all Mindline staff.

Jasmine W, Administrator

Jem A, Wellbeing Navigator

Jem supports service users in Taunton and West Somerset as part of the Somerset Mental Wellbeing Service.

Jess M, Training Manager

Jess organises, writes and delivers training in mental health awareness and other mental health related subjects for groups outside of the organisation.

Jon A, Wellbeing Navigator

Jon supports people in South Somerset as part of the Somerset Mental Wellbeing Service.

Jon C, Peer Group Facilitator

Jon supports our Watchet Peer Support Group.

Judith M, HPC Community Support Worker

Judith provides support to residents surrounding Hinkley Point

Katie S, Youth Worker

Katie supports service users with their mental health.

Karen D, Peer Group Facilitator

Karen supports our Highbridge and Burnham Peer Group and the information drop-in both at the Princess Theatre.

Karen G, Mental Health Support Worker

Karen supports service users with their mental health within Somerset.

Karen W, Mindline Navigator

Karen supports service users in their own homes.

Karina G, Crisis Support Worker

Karina

Kate P, Mindline Plus Supervisor

Kate provides supervisory support for Mindline Plus and supports service users within Somerset.

Kayleigh B, Wiser Money Mental Health Support Worker

Kayleigh supports service users in the communities of West Somerset with their mental health support needs with Wiser Money to focus on mitigating the impact of fuel poverty, building household and community resilience across Somerset and Devon, areas which are linked by high levels of rurality, low incomes and fuel poverty.

Kim S, Mental Health Support Worker

Kim supports service users with their mental health within Somerset.

Laraine B, Operations Manager -Taunton and West Somerset

Laraine supports our crisis safe space service as well as our North Devon projects.

Laura B, Mental Health Support Worker

Laura supports service users with their mental health within Somerset.

Leanne H, Recovery & Wellbeing Worker

Leanne supports our service users in Mendip area with emotional, mental health & wellbeing needs to aspire towards and achieve their own goals.

Lesley B, Women First Mental Health Support Worker

Lesley provides an integrated programme of homelessness and crisis prevention, resolution and resilience building measures tailored to individual need of the service user.

Lesley C, Mental Health Support Worker

Lesley supports service users with their mental health within Somerset.

Linda Ling, Operations Manager - Bridgwater

Linda oversees our support for all service users in Bridgwater alongside leading on the Mindline family of emotional support helplines which includes Mindline Somerset and Mindline Trans+.

Olivia M, Recovery and Wellbeing Worker

Olivia supports our service users with emotional, mental health and well-being needs to aspire towards and achieve their own goals.

Lynda M, Reception and Promotion

Lynda supports our reception function, as well as helping with promotional talks in the community. She is also involved with administration for the Suicide Bereavement Support Service.

Mandy C, Bridging the Gap Support and Advocacy Worker

Mandy is a Bridging the Gap Support and Advocacy Worker. She also supports production of the Mind in Somerset useful resources tool.

Marc L, Mindline Supervisor

Marc supervises our Mindline 24/7 service.

Maria G, Mental Health Support Worker

Maria supports service users with their mental health within Somerset.

Marianne D, Therapist Assistant

Mark W, Mental Health Support Worker

Mark supports service users with their mental health within Somerset.

Naomi G, Complementary Therapist SUCH

Naomi offers complementary therapy on wards in Taunton and community hospitals for the SUCH project.

Nina H, Mental Wellbeing Navigator

Nina supports service users to enable them to improve & maintain their mental wellbeing within Somerset.

Rachel D, Mindline Administrator

Rachel ensures that all the admin side of Mindline runs smoothly.

Rachel G, Art Group Leader

Rachel supports a number of our art groups and affiliated groups.

Rachel H, Youth Worker

Rachel supports service users with their mental health.

Rose C,

Rose leads the Service User Complementary Holistic project as the lead therapist. Rose has worked at Mind in Somerset in a number of different projects including Peace of Mind before we moved to a more community-based model.

Ruth E, Mental Health Support Worker

Ruth supports service users with their mental health within Somerset.

Sara B, Mental Health Support Worker

Sara supports service users with their mental health within Somerset.

Sara W, Community Fundraiser

Sara supports the local community with fundraising events.

Sarah B, Finance Assistant

Sarah H, Youth Worker

Sarah supports service users with their mental health.

Scott B, Events Lead & Hub Administrator

Sharon S, Grants Co-ordinator

Sharon oversees our funding and grant applications.

Sonya B, Crisis Worker

Sophie C, Youth Services Co-Ordinator

Sue L, Recovery & Wellbeing Worker

Sue supports our service users with emotional, mental health and well-being needs to aspire towards and achieve their own goals.

Sue M, Mindline Data Editor

Susan H, Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service Manager

Susan manages our Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service. She also supports our peer group facilitators and has oversight of the All Gender Domestic Abuse Support Group.

Susann P, Monday Morning Mind Café

Susann supports the Monday Morning Mind Café that meets at North Street Congregational Church. She also covers for the SUCH project from time to time.

Tessa M, Promotions and Internal Core Support

Tessa has previously been a long-time supporter of our family of emotional support helplines, Mindline. Tessa now supports us with core administration.

Victoria Poole, Funding Manager

Victoria looks after our fundraising and training provision. If you want to get involved or have any questions please get in touch!

Email: [email protected]
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Victoria B, Recovery & Wellbeing Worker

Victoria supports our service users within Open Mental Health with emotional, mental health & wellbeing needs to aspire towards and achieve their own goals.

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