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Ruth Morgan

Befriending Volunteer

Ruth is an Adult Befriender with Dorset Mind.  She lives in rural North Dorset with her family and is training to become a Psychotherapist. Ruth says, “I love my befreinding role…

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Gabriella Cox

Children and Young People Service Coordinator

Gabriella is our Children and Young People Services Coordinator. She supports our Children and Young People programmes, including Education in Mind and our Young Ambassadors. Throughout her career, Gabriella has…

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Laura Coombes

Community Partnership Coordinator and Volunteer Administrator

Laura is our Community Partnership Coordinator which is a newly introduced role for the fast-growing charity. The role will be working closely with our Charity Partners and supporting the Income…

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Catherine Hills

HR Assistant

Catherine is Dorset Mind's HR Assistant and she's involved in the whole employee life cycle with the charity.  She has previously worked in the HR Department of a large international…

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Nicole McCormack

Adult Services Manager

Nicole is the Adult Services Manager for Dorset Mind, overseeing Adult Befriending in East Dorset, Wellbeing and Activity Groups, Mind Blue Light Counselling and the Restored eating disorder programme. Nicole…

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Bernadette Jones, Volunteer and Rural Dorset Development Manager

Bernadette Jones

Service Development and Volunteer Manager

Bernadette is the Service Development and Volunteer Manager for Dorset Mind. Service development involves developing and designing new services and replicating existing services across rural Dorset. Bernadette’s volunteer role involves…

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Nicola Whitehead

Mental Health, Sport and Physical Activity Project Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

Nicola is the Mental Health, Sport and Physical Activity Project Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for Dorset Mind. She has always been interested in sport and physical activity and is immensely…

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Alexis Stevens

Training Manager

Alexis is Dorset Mind’s Training Manager. She delivers our Training strategy and has overseen our training progress from providing support to just three companies, to over thirty companies in less…

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Laurence Mynor-Wallis 

Board of Trustees

Laurence is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in Poole. He specialises in adult mental health. He has a particular interest in psychological treatments for common mental health disorders and has carried…

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Anna Windett

Board of Trustees

Anna has seen close friends and family suffer with mental health issues and so when she took a career break to raise a family in 2015 it seemed the perfect…

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Robert Rutherford, Trustee

Robert Rutherford

Board of Trustees

Robert became a Trustee for Dorset Mind as he wanted to ‘give something back’ to his home county, Dorset. Robert understands the impact that mental health has on people's personal…

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Ian Prankerd

Board of Trustees

Ian has been involved with Dorset Mind for ten years, first as service user, then as Treasurer and Acting Group Co-Ordinator. Ian is currently a Trustee and Part-time Administrator -…

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Dr Ros Maycock

Board of Trustees

Dr Ros Maycock is a retired GP that previously working in Parkstone, Poole. The practice had had only lady GP’s when she joined in 1983 which was very unusual. Ros…

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Claire Wait

Treasurer, Board of Trustees

Claire is a chartered accountant working locally in Poole as an accounts and audit manager, she specialises in ‘not-for-profits' and has over 10 years’ experience in charities and other not-for-profit…

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Ken Heap

Chair, Board of Trustees

Ken has been a dedicated Trustee of Dorset Mind for the last five years and became Chair of the Board in early 2017. Under Ken’s guidance the charity has recruited…

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Rob Griffith

Group Facilitator

Rob has facilitated Dorset Mind's Active in Mind support group for over 5 years. This has been a very rewarding time for him supporting members of the group to engage…

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Adult Recovery Service Administrator

Chris was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland and moved to Bournemouth in his late teens. He spent 5 years teaching English in China and later trained and worked as…

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Tilini Subasinghe

Adult Recovery Service Coordinator

Tilini is our Adult Recovery Services Coordinator. She helps run our adult services including talking and activity groups. Tilini has always been interested in learning about the brain and metal…

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Hannah Garrett

Fundraising and Events Coordinator

Hannah's background in events began when she organised several charity fundraisers while she raised her two young children. The last event was a black-tie ball in aid of Dorset Mind,…

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Marie Glen

Bidwriter and Legacy Administrator

Marie started working for Dorset Mind two and a half years ago as an administration volunteer because she wanted to help people struggling with mental health. Marie already supported her…

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Anna Powney

Dorset Mind Your Head Manager

Anna Powney has a background in project management but retrained to be a counsellor in 2016. Combining both skills Anna manages Dorset Mind Your Head, Dorset Mind's Children and Young…

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Dee Swinton

Income Generation and Marketing Manager

Dee is Dorset Mind’s Income Generation & Marketing Manager.  She delivers our income generation strategy and has seen our income increase considerably to take us from being a very small…

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Marianne Storey


A former Dorset Mind Trustee, Marianne took the role of Chief Executive formally in September 2017.  Marianne has enjoyed a varied career within charitable, health and social care organisations for…

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Dr Andrew Mayers


Dr Andrew Mayers is Principal Academic at Bournemouth University, where he specialises in mental health. He is particularly known for his campaigning work for perinatal mental health (such as postnatal…

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Angus Campbell – Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset

Angus was raised in North Dorset. Educated in Dorset and Devon, Angus emigrated to New Zealand in 1970 to work for the Auckland Herd Improvement Association at the age of 20.
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Romy Simpkins

Ambassador and Restored Eating Disorder Coordinator
My goal is to help the services that Dorset Mind offers people in our local area. I would like to raise the platform of the Dorset Mind services which are offered to children, teenagers and young adults.
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Calvin Glen

Youth Ambassador
I am an eighteen year old local singer/songwriter with Asperger’s.  As a result of having Asperger’s Syndrome I have at times struggled with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, meltdowns, and psychosis.
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Join our movement…

Dorset Mind is an organisation that comprises a team of enthusiastic, driven people who are passionate about removing the stigma around mental health and ensuring people have access to appropriate support in their time of need.

We are responsible to our Board of Trustees and Chair who guide the charity and set its governance, and our CEO and Management team help deliver our strategy.Our Patron, Ambassadors and army of volunteers are crucial to helping us support local people, we simply can’t do without them. To become a valued member of our charity, click the button below to view our paid vacancies,
or follow this link to find out how you could volunteer with us.

Our current vacancies

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