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!! Sue is also the Hon Treasurer of EDMHSS
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.
Jen works as a counsellor both privately and in an EAP setting. She is passionate about mental health services being available and accessible to everyone. I am trained in many different theories- Psychodynamic, Person Centred, EFT, CBT to name a few but believe the relationship is far more important than the theory.
Jen has lived in Evesham for 29 years, she had two beautiful daughters and is a social butterfly and enjoy nothing more than catching up with friends. She is excited to be part of EDMHSS and looks forward to being involved in moving the charity forwards.
Paul was born in Surrey and moved to Worcestershire shortly before taking early retirement. The last 23 years of 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 local garden centre nursery which is certainly at the complete opposite end of the care spectrum!
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.
I was born and lived in Oxford for 37 years before I moved with my family to Worcester due to my husband’s work. IShe is now unfortunately a widow and lives in Pershore with her 2 dogs and 4 cats, who keep her on her toes. She is a sucker for strays and injured animals so please don’t tell her about them as her house is unable to cope with any more!
Lindsay is a qualified teacher and trained SENCO with a degree in special needs and disability. Having taught from ages 3-13 years old she has a wide range of experience of schools and subjects. She presently works for Tesco Evesham in the role of Community Champion, which she loves. In this role her job is to support the local community with time, advice and a few raffle prizes. Due to this position she 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 is presently on the Evesham carnival committee and Relay for Life committee.
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. Having broken her elbow horse riding 30 odd years ago she won’t ride any more but horses are beautiful creatures from a distance.