Ajay Khandelwal
CEO and Clinical Director

Ajay joined Mind in 2015 with an interest in developing long term therapy opportunities in the inner city. After setting up a free inner city psychotherapy service, he took part in the 2017 London Marathon to help fund the expansion of the psychotherapy clinic.

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Ed Francis
Head of Development

Ed has a background in charity business development and is extremely passionate about creating partnerships between community and voluntary sector organisations.

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Olivia Stephens
Head of Development

After a career in investment banking and raising two children, Olivia joined the corporate partnerships team at national Mind. She then decided to use her insight and experience in the charity sector to help develop our smaller local mind.

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Joan Kennedy
Information Service Manager and Clinical Coordinator

Joan’s diverse range of experience in the mental health field gives her an advantage, with a combined background in teaching, counselling and psychology.

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Nadia Karim
Events and Digital Manager

After completing an Events Management degree, Nadia has worked in the industry for 6 years with an extensive portfolio including corporate award ceremonies, community fairs, festivals, sporting events and charity fundraisers. She chose to move into the charity sector, specifically one that provides mental health services, due to her own lived experience of mental health difficulties. 

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Fergus Mooney
Project Manager - Peer Support, Friends in Need & Open Minds

As a trained therapeutic counsellor/psychotherapist, Fergus has been part of the Mind team for over three years and has experience of working across different group settings within both the addiction and mental health/well-being fields.

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Garry Ellison
Project Manager - Kindred Minds

Garry is a trained mental health peer supporter and facilitates workshops around mental health recovery and looking after your well-being post-recovery. He has also developed the Recovery In Action project, and says how peer support and mentoring initiatives are his passion having seen some encouraging outcomes from projects he's been involved in.

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Jacqueline Best-Vassell
Project Manager - Southwark User Council

Having joined us in 2014, Jacqueline previously worked and trained as an educational psychologist for the old Education Authority ILEAB, then went on to become a mental health nurse at the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She loves to work with people as she feels that’s where her skills and passion lie.

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Andrea Cornfield
Project Manager - Southwark Women's Forum

Andrea joined Mind in 2015 after having trained as a teacher of adults and a peer group facilitator and worked in the mental health voluntary sector.  She has always worked with people in one way or another and been involved in various community arts projects which have fuelled her belief in the power of bringing people together.

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Humphrey Greaves
Project Manager - Hearing Voices

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