There are currently seven Trustees of Evesham and District Mental Health Support Services, they can be contacted via our Contact page
Paul Baker – Chair
Paul was born in Surrey, moved to Worcestershire shortly before taking early retirement and has now returned to Surrey. The last 23 years of his working career was based in a pensions actuarial consultancy, he qualified as a Fellow of his professional institute, he has been responsible for some high profile clients, providing advice to their pension trustee bodies.
Paul has also had direct involvement in assessing potential beneficiaries and the subsequent allocating of monies provided through a historic trust.
When he’s not at EDMHSS Paul enjoys working part time in a garden centre nursery which is certainly at the complete opposite end of the care spectrum!
Sue Amor – Vice Chair
Sue is a retired school teacher who has lived in Evesham for forty-two years. She has been a gymnastics coach and a national swimming referee. She is an Evesham town councillor and brings a wealth of administrative, management and local government experience to EDMHSS. She has a house full of beautiful pedigree cats and she has also been a national judge for cat shows. She loves anything purple!
Dr Amanda Tanfield – Treasurer
Amanda is from London, moving to Worcestershire after a career in the Diplomatic Service. She and husband Matthew have lived in the small village of Pirton for five years, where they enjoy walking, birdwatching and gardening. Amanda is a Parish Councillor and Charity Secretary to two other charities.
Paige Martin – Secretary
Paige joined EDMHSS as a volunteer in 2019 helping to run the Women’s Support Group. Although she had a short time away from the role, she has now returned to us as a Trustee and brings with her a new dimension and skill set to the current Trustee board. She is very passionate about the Charity, the staff and especially the attendees.
Her Employment background has been in the sciences, but has worked in hospitality , Public Sector, trained as a Mental Health First Aider and volunteered in order to help others. This alongside her current position as Technical Sales Specialist.
In her spare time Paige likes all aspects of craft (especially woodwork), keeping active and most importantly spending time with her family and friends.
Lindsay is first and foremost a mother of twins of whom she is very proud. They are great friends and very supportive of their old Mum.
Lindsay was born and lived in Oxford for 37 years before she moved with her family to Worcester due to her husband’s work. She is now widowed and lives in Pershore with her 2 dogs and 4 cats, who keep her on her toes.
Lindsay is a qualified teacher and trained SENCO with a degree in special needs and disability. Having taught from ages 3-13 year olds she has a wide range of experience of schools and subjects. She presently works for Evesham Volunteer Centre as a Community Builder , which she loves. In this role her job is to support the local community . Lindsay sits on the Steering committee for Evesham Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA) whose aim is to make Evesham a more Dementia Friendly Town.
She is also a Dementia Champion, which means she can present workshops on how to support people in the community who may be living with dementia.
She has had her own mental health issues (depression) in the past due to bereavement etc. and still has good days and bad days – but don’t we all.
Lindsay enjoys arts and crafts and a good read, mostly thrillers and detective stories. She loves a good debate (argument/discussion) on many a topic. She adores the New Forest and spent many happy days there as a child and adult.
Jack grew up in Evesham where he had links with EDMHSS as a child, but later moved to Bristol for University to complete a Master’s Degree in Economics. He now lives near Bristol in South Gloucestershire with his fiancée and works in Financial Services as an Internal Auditor.
Jack is a Chartered Accountant , being a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and acts as an ICAEW counsellor where he supports and coaches accountancy students during their studies.
In his spare time Jack enjoys travelling and learning languages and has a strong affinity for music (including his attempts to play the piano). He is also an avid sports fan although spends much of his time watching rather than playing!
Malcolm moved to the West Midlands from Merseyside quite recently ( January 2021).He spent the first 20 years of his working life as a college lecturer before moving on to work for a large mental health charity in the North West, eventually managing a department that provided family support and education. He still works now as an Open University tutor.
In his spare time, Malcolm enjoys walking and leads walking groups on Hadrians’ Wall two or three times a year.