Linda O'Sullivan is Dorset Mind's CEO. She's passionate about putting participants central to everything we do and working collaboratively.
Talya is our Services Manager for Adult Active Monitoring, Children and Young People Active Monitoring, and our Triage Service. She joined us in 2019 and has played a significant role in expanding these services to multiple Primary Care Networks across Dorset.
Head of Quality and CYP Service Development
Tia is the Quality & Young People Service Development strategic Lead for Dorset Mind. Tia oversees the delivery and development of services as well as building partnerships in the local community, to specifically benefit the wellbeing of young people.
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 and ensure all our volunteers are supported throughout their journey with Dorset Mind.
Our Training Manager, Marie-Clare, has been working within mental health for about 17 years, working for us because she wants to make a differnece. It’s taught her the importance of empathy – and to not judge people.
Head of Services & Integrated Care
Nicole is Dorset Mind’s Head of Operations. She oversees our service delivery, service development and the Dorset Mind volunteer team. She is also our Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Since joining Dorset Mind Calvin has organised several fundraising events and campaigns, as well as attending many events on Dorset Mind's behalf. He has represented Dorset Mind as an advocate public speaking face-to-face and online to various audiences included various TV, Radio and Press interviews. He was also initially involved in supporting the leadership in the design and development of DMYH (the former Young People's Project) and has also represented Dorset Mind at meetings with funders, including attending the meeting with the National Lottery and joined us as a trustee in 2023, as the youngest member.
Ken joined Dorset Mind in 2015 and became Chair of the Board in early 2017. Under Ken’s guidance the management and governance of the charity has become progressively stronger and more professional. He’s built a close-knit Board of experienced business and health professionals, whom work closely with staff and community organisations to deliver the charity’s strategy across Dorset.
Dr. Ros Maycock
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 also worked for the Poole Commisioning Group (the initial management organisation including GP’s), then the Primary Care Trust as the lead GP in Bournemouth and Poole.
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 and working lives and wanted to do something tangible to help those affected.
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 opportunity to get involved with a local charity to help try and change things in the community where she lives.
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 out research in this area.
Charles is Global Head of Wellbeing and Employee Experience at international law firm Clifford Chance. He was previously Head of Wellbeing Solutions at Aon. Charles is an experienced wellbeing leader with a passion for making a difference to people’s experience in the world of work. Drawing on his own lived experience of mental health issues, he is a positive advocate for the role the workplace and broader society can play to protect and enhance employee mental health and wellbeing.
Angus Campbell – His 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. It was in New Zealand he gained his Private Pilots License whilst working.
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 depression). He features in local, national and international media about improving mental health for mother and fathers. He sits on several national advisory boards for perinatal mental health, notably for NHS England.
I joined Dorset Mind as I feel really passionate about raising awareness regarding mental health, as it is something that has affected me in the past and people close to…
Emily Dance is a Dorset Mind ambassador and student at Bournemouth University - "I found the opportunity to work as an ambassador for Dorset Mind through university and thought it could be a fantastic opportunity to help young people and share my story".
Megan Whitehead is an ambassador at Dorset Mind. I wanted to do my bit to help others and when this opportunity came up, I knew it was right for me!
My name is Craig Eldridge, I moved to Dorset in 2014. Between the years of 20017 and 2010 I had an eating disorder. I was scared that food would make me ill, so I tried to avoid it anyway I could. Over the years I had highs and lows of getting over it. Today I’m in a really good place, I have my mental health under control. I know what triggers me, what I can do to prevent these triggers, but also ways to deal with them if they ever happen. Its been a long and tough journey, but I’m glad I stuck with it every day.
I decided to become an ambassador for Dorset Mind as I want to raise awareness about mental health and hopefully use my experience to help others. I also want to spread the message of how important it is to reach out for support. I am currently a sixth form student studying a Performing Arts Course.
My name is Ellie Rainbird and I am an Ambassador at Dorset Mind. I’ve always wanted to help people in some way. Through developing an interest in mental wellbeing and how it impacts our lives and my own lived experience, this was the path I wanted to explore further. I found Dorset Mind when researching local volunteering opportunities and saw the amazing work they do and services they offer, and I wanted to get involved.
I’ve lived in Dorset for over 30 years, originating from Bristol. I’ve always had a passion for sport and played indoor volleyball at National level. I have coached and managed many volleyball teams. But my proudest moment was being part of the management team of the women’s Beach Volleyball pair who competed in the ’96 Atlanta Olympics. This experience of elite sport fed my desire to link my sports coaching experience to everyday life.
I wanted to raise awareness about the importance of good mental health and decided to challenge myself and run every day for a year. I was searching for a charity to partner with, and a friend told me about Dorset Mind. I was instantly sold once I’d read about all the incredible work they’re doing in our community.
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