Chair of Board
Anna is a writer, journalist and Reader in Architecture at the University of East London. She is the author of Penguin published books Big Capital: Who is London for? (2017) and Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the 21st Century City. She is a contributor to The Guardian, a regular conference speaker and appears on television and radio. Her father was a psychiatrist and psychotherapist and she has had many years of psychoanalysis herself.
Jeremy studied Theology at Manchester University’s Faculty of Theology then went on to work abroad with a number of educational missions. Back in London, Jeremy found himself homeless and penniless, and had to resort to squatting in order to have a roof over his head. Eventually he was housed through the combined efforts of Southwark Homeless Information Project and the Southwark Council’s initiative – ‘Hard to Let’ homes. He then volunteered for the same project and was involved in the lobbying against the squatting clauses in the Public Order Bill, which ended in losing the ability to change these prospective laws by 50 votes. After these series of events resulted in Jeremy having a mental breakdown, he then became a Trustee and Treasurer for Lambeth and Southwark Mind.
Anne studied Psychology at University College London and is finishing her Level 4 in Counselling. She has volunteered since 1978 for a wide variety of charities in the UK, Sri Lanka and France (for eg Great Ormond Street, Children’s refuges, Calais Refugee Camp, Cruse, Mind Westminster and Wandsworth). She has been volunteering for Mind Lambeth and Southwark since October 2016 as a counsellor.
Anne values counselling as she has had vital help over the years due to a tough childhood and adult bereavement. She is happily married with 2 wonderful children.
With over 15 years of mentoring experience, Rashid Nix has worked with some of the most challenging young people in London. A graduate of South Bank University and a background in broadcasting, film making and politics, he is particularly interested in how media influences behaviour and consumption habits of different social groups. He is now a member of SLaM and part of their MASADA BME Be-frienders programme working with service users in secure units. It was here he developed his groundbreaking Black History as Therapeutic Practice model.
Father of four, music lover and eternal optimist.
Margery works as a child and adolescent counsellor and psychotherapist in the state sector and in private practice as psychoanalytic psychotherapist working with adults and young people. She has been involved in the delivery of therapeutic services for many years including experience in an NHS specialist psychotherapy department, and as a counselling supervisor in a National Children’s Charity. She is also currently the service manager for a charity which provides creative therapy services in schools and colleges in East London.