Our Staff

Sally Dance

Sally is EDMHSS Manager. She began working with EDMHSS in 1979 as a volunteer and in 2000 she was appointed to the role of Coordinator. She is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the charity. This includes supervising the delivery of services, recruiting and monitoring volunteers and developing successful partnerships with local agencies and with the local community. Her work ensures that the work we do as a charity continues to be relevant to the needs of local service users.

Sally is a people person who is very passionate about the charity and the people who receive our help and support. She has a Certificate in Community Mental Health Care from the University of Birmingham, a Certificate in Basic Counselling Skills and a Foundation Certificate in Health and Safety in the Workplace. In her spare time, Sally enjoys walking, crosswords and spending time with her family.


Mel Hill

Mel began working for EDMHSS in March 2016, during which time she has supported many vulnerable adults. Since July 2021 she supports people living with dementia in our Meeting Centre and works with office administration for our children and young people (CYP) counselling service.

 Mel feels that it is important  she makes a difference to the day that service users are having and always tries to make every day special for every service user.

In her spare time Mel cares for her family and enjoys surfing the net and doing as many puzzles as she can.


Debbie Dickson

Debbie  joined us in December 2018. Her role is Marketing, PR & Fundraising Assistant. She also covers the administration of Adult Counselling and office administration when the need arises. Having 21 years Civil Service background in office administration she is a welcome addition to the charity, extremely passionate about Mental Health and believes everyone should have a voice.

Debbie is also a Support Worker for the Meeting Centre helping people to live well with dementia.

Her interests include reading, binge watching Netflix series and Arts and Crafts. She especially loves spending time with her family and her new grandson.

Tracey Brisband

After graduating from Newman University with a degree in Theology, Tracey began working in the field of mental health, firstly with Mind in May 2017 running a dementia wellbeing café, then as a Peer Support for people with mental health issues.

Tracey joined EDMHSS as a volunteer in May 2019 helping to run CAMEO, a new peer support group ( which is now closed). Tracey was also a volunteer chaplaincy member at the Alexandra Hospital Redditch which she loved. She also sang in a choir around the wards helping to bring music, laughter and fun at difficult times for patients.

Tracey is our Activity Co Ordinator in the Meeting Centre.

Tracey is a full time carer for her elderly and disabled mother who lives with herself and her family.

Her hobbies are gardening, reading, crafting and walking her two lovely border collies.

Colette Clifford

Colette was born in Wootton Wawen in Warwickshire, then earlier in her childhood the family moved to Lower Quinton.

She attended Shipston On Stour High School.

Colette has worked in the paper industry for 34 years in various roles ,her last being head of welfare.

In January 2019 she decided to reduce her hours significantly and diversified to become a self employed domestic cleaner/ home help.