There are currently nine Trustees of Evesham and District Mental Health Support Services, they can be contacted via our Contact page
Sue grew up in London and studied Art and Design at Camberwell School of Art. She then moved into teaching and taught art in a comprehensive school before moving into special education. She has a Masters of Education Degree in Autism. Her final job before retirement was as Deputy Head of a school for pupils with moderate learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders, a job she absolutely loved.
Sue is Chair of the Board of Trustees at EDMHSS. She is very proud of the work that EDMHSS does and believes it is a real privilege to serve on the Board. She enjoys travel, gardening and she is learning Italian. Her four grandchildren keep her very busy but also give her lots of opportunities to be silly!
Dave has been a volunteer at EDMHSS for nearly 30 years, firstly in support of his wife Ann, who was a service user, and later in a more formal role on the Board of Trustees. In his spare time, when not working or performing duties for EDMHSS, he is interested in cars and likes travelling.
Dave is Vice Chair of the Trustees and brings a pragmatic, no-nonsense approach to the charity and is a keen fundraiser and supporter of our activities.
Brenda has a lot of experience of being involved as a volunteer in mental health charities. She was involved with a mental health group in Croydon from its beginning in 1986 until 2009, when she and her husband relocated to Worcestershire. Brenda provides general business and fundraising support to the trustee board of EDMHSS and she is the Charity Secretary.
Brenda believes that it has been a real privilege to be part of the development of EDMHSS, especially the Welcome Club. Brenda enjoys gardening and sewing and has six grandchildren who keep her and her husband Eddy very busy
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 currently Lady Mayoress of Evesham and brings a wealth of administrative, management and local government experience to EDMHSS. She has a house full of beautiful pedigree cats and she is also a national judge for cat shows. She loves anything purple!!
Jayne was born in Birmingham but grew up in Stourport, Worcestershire. Her career has been mostly office based. She is married to Steve and they have two sons, Khris and Andrew. She is multi-skilled and performs a number of administrative and management duties for EDMHSS. In her (limited) spare time she loves cake making, sewing and all things creative. Her passions are Dog Agility and all things country.
Keith is now retired and has a wealth of experience in business. He provides general management, health and safety expertise plus building maintenance support to EDMHSS. He has been involved with EDMHSS for many years and together with his wife, Janet (also a trustee), he is a carer for his son Gareth, who is both a trustee and a service user of the charity. Keith is also an enthusiastic and active fundraiser.
Janet has been involved in EDMHSS for many years, at first to support her son Gareth, then as a volunteer, a trustee. Janet brings a carers perspective to the trustee board, along with her husband Keith. She is active in fundraising and general administration of the charity.
Gareth has been a service user of EDMHSS for many years. He is an enthusiastic participant in EDMHSS’s activities and fundraising. He represents the service users on the trustee board. When he is not carrying out trustee duties alongside his parents, Janet and Keith, or attending the various EDMHSS activities, he follows Aston Villa FC and likes playing computer games.
Jayne was born in West Bromwich, West Midlands and is a marketing and business development trustee for EDMHSS. She is trained as a scientist and spent twelve years working for Unilever in a variety of scientific and technical management roles. She has also been a management consultant and has over thirty years of experience as a volunteer for a number of charities. Her hobbies and interests include cycling, keeping chickens and rabbits, ancient British and Celtic History pre-1066, darts and genealogy. She is also a practising psychotherapist.