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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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Talya Disagciyan

Active Monitor Practitioner

Talya is one of our Active Monitoring Practitioners. She joined us in December 2019 and helps facilitate our Active Monitoring programme that runs in partnership with Shore Medical. Talya is…

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Sharon Best

GAP Project Coordinator

Sharon is the GAP Project Coordinator.  Sharon has a background in Public Health & Wellbeing. She has a unique skill set developed over the past twenty years working with various…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Karen Butcher

Finance Assistant

Karen is Dorset Mind's Finance Assistant and is responsible for bookkeeping, bank reconciliations and other exciting and essential tasks! Karen comes from a long background in charities and ran a…

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Jim Phillips

Journey Coordinator

Jim is the Journey Coordinator for the Active Monitoring programme in Weymouth and Portland. Passionate about evidence-based medicine, he spent most of his career taking short contract in NHS services…

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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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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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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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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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Cathy Crammer

Active Monitor Practitioner

Cathy is one of our Active Monitoring Practitioners. She joined us in January 2020 and helps facilitate our Active Monitoring programme that runs in partnership with Shore Medical. Cathy is…

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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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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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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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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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