There are currently six Trustees of Evesham and District Mental Health Support Services, they can be contacted via our Contact page
Sue Amor – Chairperson
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 Mayor 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 has also been 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. In her (limited) spare time she loves cake making, sewing and all things creative. Her passions are dog agility and all things country.
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.
Paul Baker – Vice Chairperson
Paul was born in Surrey and moved to Worcestershire shortly before taking early retirement. 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 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.
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. 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 year olds 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.
Dave Roberts – Hon Secretary
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 Hon Secretary of the Trustees and brings a pragmatic, no-nonsense approach to the charity and is a keen fundraiser and supporter of our activities.