Ajay Khandelwal
CEO and Clinical Director

Ajay is a psychoanalytical psychotherapist and member of the Guild of Psychotherapists. He is registered with the BACP and UKCP.

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Joan Kennedy
Information Service Manager and Clinical Coordinator

Joan has a background in teaching, psychology and counselling, and has been working with L&S Mind for almost four and a half years. For the past three years, she has managed both our General Psychotherapy service and our Information Service. She also currently manages a team of 20 volunteers, including therapists and Information Service volunteers. 

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Nell Bliss
Events Manager

Nell has a background in events management in media and broadcast and she brings her wealth of experience to the events team at Lambeth and Southwark Mind. Nell has organised all of our wonderful fundraising activities like the London Triathlon, Prudential London and Royal Parks Half and much, much more.

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Erika Mansnerus
Adminstrator & Project Manager 

Erika joins L&S Mind in February 2019 as an Administrator and Project Manager. She will focus on collecting and processing data across Psychotherapy and Peer Support projects, preparing reports and supporting the growth of therapy services.

She joins us from the charity sector, where she’s worked as a volunteer coordinator for a Buddhist Centre over the last five years. She’s also trained as a counsellor, is a registered member of the BACP and has volunteered in low-cost counselling services in Islington prior to setting up her own counselling practice. Prior to her career change, she worked as an academic researcher in social sciences.

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Janet Martin
Facilitator – Kindred Minds

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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 passions 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 and Joan Molyneaux
Facilitators – Voices Group

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Jennie Grace
Lead Facilitator – Peer Support Groups

Jennie comes from a background of lived experience and wants to give back to the community. Jennie setup one of the first Peer Support groups in Cardiff in 2013 as well as winning ‘most inspirational woman of the year’ for bringing communities together by revamping an old mental health hospital and a mental health clinic. Jennie has worked in Mental Health for many years and is a trained peer support worker for Lambeth and Southwark Mind.

“My hope is to help people see their potential by hearing, caring and enabling those who suffer from mental health issues”

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