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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 young family. Alex runs our Schools Programme.

Andrew Pritchard, Chief Operations 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 B, Peer Mentor

Alison supports service users through peer mentoring.

Alison M, Support Worker

Alison supports service users as part our Bridging the Gap service, and also provides administration & website support for the Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service.

Anna B, Peer Support Group Worker

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

Anna H, Senior Wellbeing Navigator

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

Annie C, Senior Support Worker

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

Annie S, Youth Matters Co-ordinator

Annie supports young people in Frome, Langport and Yeovil.

Barry W, SSBSS Administration

Barry volunteers by performing our Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service's administration.

Bryony C, Peer Mentor

Bryony supports service users through peer mentoring.

Caroline Chapman, Finance Manager

Caroline manages the Charity's finances from our Yeovil office.

Chris R, Bridging The Gap Manager and Information & Guidance Lead

Chris manages our Information and Guidance Provision and manages the Bridging the Gap service.

Cindy H, Wellbeing Navigator

Cindy supports service users in the Sedgemoor area as part of the Somerset Mental Wellbeing Service.

David Fields, Community Fundraising Manager

David heads up our Community Fundraising Team from the Yeovil office.

Dave T, Peer Mentoring and Wellbeing Lead

Dave manages the Peer Mentoring Service and also supports service users as part our Bridging the Gap project. He also has an interest in ecotherapy and physical activity connected to wellbeing.

Emma C, Support Worker and Peer Group Facilitator

Emma supports young people as part of our Bridging the Gap service, while also facilitating peer support groups as part of the Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service.

Faye S, Ecotherapy Support Worker

Faye runs our Yeovil Vanessa Gardening Project on Tuesdays.

Glenn N, Service User Champion

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

Hazel B, Wellbeing Navigator & Peer Support Worker

Hazel supports service users in West Somerset as part of the Somerset Mental Wellbeing Service.

Grant J, Youth Matters Support Worker

Grant supports young people in our Chard and Bridport Youth Matters Groups.

Jem A, Wellbeing Navigator

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

Jess M, Senior Support Worker

Jess supports people at our Mendip Wellbeing Groups.

Jon A, Senior Wellbeing Navigator

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

Laura C, Trainee Youth Support Worker

Laura supports young people in Frome, Langport and Yeovil.

Leanne H, Support Worker

Leanne supports people in our Mendip Wellbeing Groups.

Linda L, Mindline Services Manager

Linda leads on the Mindline suite of services which includes Mindline Somerset, Mindline South Devon & Torbay, and Mindline Trans+.

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, Project Administration

Mandy supports data entry for the Bridging the Gap and SSBSS projects. She also supports production of the Mind in Somerset useful resources tool.

Marc L, Time to Change Somerset Lead and Hearing Voices Group lead facilitator

Marc leads our Time to Change Somerset project, and supports promotion of our Trans+ Line. Alongside co-ordinating the Hearing Voices Peer Groups.

Nadine F, Operations Manager

Nadine manages the charity's services in South Somerset and Mendip.

Nicky S, Finance Manager

Nicky manages the charity's finances from our Taunton office.

Rachel D, Mindline Administrator

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

Rose C, SUCH Project Lead Therapist

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.

Sarah J, Wellbeing Navigator & Community Engagement Co-ordinator

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

Sharon Spearing, Fundraising Manager and Peer Support Worker

Sharon oversees our funding and grant applications, together with facilitating peer support groups in South Somerset and Mendip.

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

A long-time support of MindLine. Tessa now supports us with core administration.

Annie B, Therapist Assistant SUCH

Annie supports the SUCH project on wards in Bridgwater and Taunton.

Jon C, Peer Group Facilitator

Jon supports our Watchet Peer Support Group.

Karen D, Peer Group Facilitator

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

Naomi G, Complementary Therapist SUCH

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

Rebecca M, Complementary Therapist

Becky provides complementary therapy on wards in Wells for the SUCH project.

Clare M, Peer Group Facilitator

Clare supports our peer group that meets on a Monday Morning in Minehead.

Rachel G, Art Group Leader

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

Missy M, Speak Up! Trainer and Developer

Missy supports delivering our healthy relationship training for young people Speak Up! and is currently working on adapting this for an online course.

Janet P, Data Analyst for Mindline

Janet number crunches for our Mindline suite of projects.

Christian Q, Facilities Worker

Christian ensures our Taunton office is kept neat and tidy.

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