Alastair is passionate about the wellbeing and support of vulnerable people within our communities, in particular individuals who struggle with low self-esteem and mental health related issues. Alastair has a background in financial accounting. He has worked for several organisations in senior leadership roles, within corporate companies, charities and local authorities based in United Kingdom. Alastair has lived and worked overseas for several years in Japan, Korea and Norway.
Christine is passionate and proud to be part of the Lambeth and Southwark mind team who continue to embrace challenges, develop new skills and achieve great accomplishments. She is also the Manger of the Black River Counselling Service, primarily created for the Black African/Afro Caribbean Community in both boroughs. This service has received funding for 2-3 years from the amazing Fishmongers Company’s Charitable Trust (FCCT). Christine has lived most of her adult life in Lambeth and believes that providing wellbeing and support to this community is essential.
Data and Evaluation Manager
Erika works in project development and evaluation. She’s keen to tell the stories of how our services make a difference and share these stories with our funders and stakeholders. She enjoys supporting projects and people working in them: to find the flow of communication, better ways working together and growing as an organisation are important for our future service delivery. Her professional background is in social science. She currently works as a part-time integrative counsellor in private practice.
Sally is an experienced grants fundraiser and charity specialist. She is committed to supporting and improving mental health services for all and challenging the stigma associated with mental ill-health. Her professional background spans the public, private and charity sectors. She brings expertise in a number of key areas, having held senior management positions and is passionate about developing new and effective partnerships.
General Psychotherapy and Information Service Manager
Joan Kennedy is the Manager for the General Psychotherapy Service. This is a free service and supports people on very low incomes (earning less than £15k annually) and people in receipt of benefits. The service is funded by the Big Lottery. Joan also manages the Information Service, a telephone and email signposting service. Volunteers help out with the online directory as well with calls, emails and general admin. This service is funded by SE London CCG.
Information Service Advisor and Telephone Befriending Service Manager
Venus is the Telephone Befriending Manager & Information Service Advisor. She is passionate about supporting people with mental health issues, Venus joined the staff team in 2019, She started her working career as a Staff Nurse in ICU then moved to work on the Maternity wards. Many years later, Venus moved to work in an NHS Research & Development Department. She also volunteered for 5 years with Lambeth Vocational Services, part of the South London & Maudsley Trust (SLaM). Venus is very proud of her heritage. Her mother was Italian, and her father was of Canadian/ West Indian descent.
Peer Support Service Manager
Cordelia is an experienced manager who has worked with a range of client groups in the voluntary sector, most recently in a busy homeless day centre. She is committed to service user involvement and fascinated by how organisations work and how to best support staff within them. Cordelia also works as a career coach and holds a Masters in Career Management and Coaching.
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We are proud to announce we are the charity of the year for MSI Group Ltd. We recently presented to 180 colleagues about our work. Their support will help us deliver more services to the community. Not only is this a start to an amazing partnership but the MSI Group will be running in the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October and we will be cheering them all the way to the finish line. ... See MoreSee Less
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It's Mental Health Awareness Week and your local mind is here for you! If you are looking for information about services, groups or need any other support you can contact our Information Service team on 020 8159 8355.
We are proud to announce we are the charity of the year for @msi_group_ltd. We recently presented to 180 colleagues about our work. Their support will help us deliver more services to the community. They will also be running in the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October for us!
There will be nothing but selfies and smiles as you run the 2022 @RoyalParksHalf for your local Mind. Click the link below and register today to secure your place in this iconic event. https://www.lambethandsouthwarkmind.org.uk/get-involved/events/royal-parks-half-marathon-2021/