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.

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. Additionally Debbie deputises for Sally in her absence. 

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.

Clare Crew

Clare joined EDMHSS as a volunteer for the Meeting Centre at the beginning of 2022 and began working as a Support Worker in January 2023.

Clare’s interest in encouraging people with a diagnosis of dementia to feel valued and live well developed through her mother’s journey living with Lewy Body Dementia. She graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a Master’s in Psychology in 2021 and has gained experience volunteering and working with Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Clare enjoys exercising, gardening, walking with her dog and spending time with friends and family including her children and grandchildren.


Lee-Anne started working for EDMHSS as an admin assistant for the children’s and young people’s service in January 2023, however, has been affiliated with the charity since 2021. She has recently gained qualifications within the mental health sector from Pershore college.

Her interests include criminal psychology, she enjoys watching documentaries, live music, particularly festivals and tries to attend at least one per year.

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.