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Victoria Heeley

Business Support Manager

Victoria is the Business Support Manager for Dorset Mind, overseeing all the Core operations for the charity. An advocate of supporting people to their fullest potential, Victoria has practiced as…

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Tilini Subasinghe

Adult Services Project Team Leader

Tilini is our Adult Services Project Team Leader. She helps run our adult services that include talking and activity groups. Tilini has always been interested in learning about the brain…

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Talya Disagciyan

Active Monitor Practitioner Team Leader

Talya is our Team Leader for the Active Monitoring programme. She joined us in 2019 to help build the programme for Poole that runs in partnership with Shore Medical. The…

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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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Scott Deakin

Active Monitoring Practitioner
Scott is one of our Active Monitoring Practitioners at Poole PCN. He's a huge advocate for getting outdoors to aid mental health and enjoys running himself.
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Romy Simpkins

Ambassador, Restored Eating Disorder Coordinator and Trainee Placment Counsellor
Romy coordinates our Restored Eating Disorder support for our Adult Wellbeing Services. She is one of our Ambassadors and a Trainee Placement Counsellor.
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Nicole McCormack

Adult Services Manager

Nicole is the Adult Services Manager for Dorset Mind. She oversees our service delivery, service development and the Dorset Mind volunteer team.  She is also our Designated Safeguarding Lead. Nicole…

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Nicola Whitehead

Mental Health, Sport and Physical Activity Project and GAP Project Coordinator

Nicola is our Mental Health, Sport and Physical Activity Project Coordinator and GAP Project Coordinator. She has always been interested in sport and physical activity and is immensely passionate about…

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Nick Rowe

Dorset Community Mental Health Alliance Project Manager

Nick is Project Manager for the emerging Dorset Community Mental Health Alliance. This is a newly forming network of non-statutory organisations who wish to work together with statutory sector organisations…

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Melanie Woolrych

Active Monitor Practitioner
Melanie is one of our Active Monitoring Practitioners. She finds it rewarding supporting clients taking their first steps to improve their mental wellbeing.
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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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Marie-Clare Gale

Freelance Trainer
Trainer Marie-Clare Gale wants to keep the conversation about mental health going & intends to help normalise feelings and emotions that people experience.
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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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Liz Clough

Freelance Trainer
Liz is a Freelance Trainer for Dorset Mind Works, since January 2019. During that time she has delivered a wide range of training to our corporate clients.
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Leonie Hurrell

Freelance Trainer
Leonie is one of our Freelance Trainers. A former headteacher, Leonie shares her experiences and talks about her own mental health to help reduce stigma.
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Lauren Kennedy

Active Monitoring Practitioner
Laruen is one of our Active Monitoring Practitioners based at the Southcoast PCN - she enjoys inspiring people to make small changes in their life to improve their wellbeing.
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Laura Coombes

Volunteer Team Leader

Laura is our Volunteer Team Leader which is a newly introduced role. She will be working closely with 3 teams within the Volunteering department to develop and grow these services…

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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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Josh Parker

CYP Practitioner

Josh is a Children & Young Persons Practitioner who is passionate about breaking the stigma of Mental Health and creating awareness to help as many young people as possible. Previously…

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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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David Sutherland

Freelance Trainer, Befriending Coordinator, Active Monitoring Practitioner & Group Leader
David is a Trainer, Befriending Coordinator and Active Monitoring Practitioner for Dorset Mind.He enjoys supporting people to make improvements in their mental health through coaching, discussing ways forward and guided self-help.
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Claire Sirmulis

Active Monitoring and Counselling Team Leader; Qualified Counsellor

Claire is a Team Leader for our Counselling and Active Monitoring services. Claire became involved with Dorset Mind in March 2018 in a variety of roles. These included Coordinator for…

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