Sally Temple
Sally Temple
Operations Director and Volunteer

BA Hons Psychology Cert Ed MA Educational Research Co-counsellor and young peoples’ coach Emotional health practitioner who has expertise in working with young people who have been sexually abused, have self- harmed or have Attachment disorder Worked previously as a Teacher and Youth Worker Emotional Health Practitioner Sally’s interests include sheep dog trials

Lucy Reynolds
Lucy Reynolds
Charity Co-ordinator/Emotional Health Practitioner

Graduate in English Literature and Philosophy
Background in Youth & Community work,
most recently as Project Manager for two health and music related
projects locally.
Likes writing funding bids and growing new
projects sustainably
Passions for voluntary work and is currently
the Outdoor Events Coordinator for Lancaster Music Festival.
Also a voluntary Director of a travelling
trailer stage operating out of Lancaster
Lucy’s interests include swimming and
spending time with her children in between her voluntary roles

Rehanna Hassan
Rehanna Hassan
Emotional Health Practitioner.

Qualified (JNC) Youth & Community worker
Previously worked as full time youth worker working in specialist areas and managing a team of staff
Also undertaken voluntary work with children and has Managerial experience in the area of Education
Rehanna’s interests include music, particularly singing and Food

Julia Efstathiou
Julia Efstathiou
Emotional Health Practitioner.

Background in Education, working in both
primary and secondary schools as a specialist teacher with children and
young people with a wide variety of needs
Teaching qualification, specialism being drama
Masters Degree in Special needs education
Previously managed a touring theatre company.
Has taught performing arts maths and English
Julia loves going to the Theatre and watching
plays and musicals and spending time with her family, walking and other
activities

Beverley Walker
Beverley Walker
Administrator

Bev has spent her career working in hospitality and business administration, most recently as a manager within a busy hospital.
Bev’s role within a-c-e is to provide an efficient administration service to both service users and team members.
In her spare time she enjoys walking, outdoor pursuits and spending time with family and friends.

Glyn Fowler
Glyn Fowler
Emotional Health Practitioner.

Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW).

I qualified as a social worker in 1992 and have worked in social care in a variety of roles and settings (including education, health, residential and the voluntary sector) for approximately twenty five years providing emotional and practical support to children, young people and families. The main aim of this work has been to provide a support service offering 1:1 advice, guidance and assistance, whilst promoting the physical, social, educational and emotional well-being of the people with whom I have worked.

My interests include travel, walking, music (both listening and performing) and camping.

Anna Peri
Anna Peri
Emotional Health Practitioner

Graduated with a BA in Psychology and Philosophy, and a MA in Social Work

Anna has a background of working with children and young people in statutory and voluntary settings,
and volunteered for a project which designed and built sensory gardens for schools.

Worked more recently as a Wellbeing Intervention Practitioner for Lancashire Mind’s targeted youth support project.

Anna enjoys watercolour painting, growing stuff, singing and walking.

Lavinia Davenport
Lavinia Davenport
Emotional Health Practitioner

Hi my name is Lavinia. I am studying Integrative Psychotherapy at UCLAN
university, and I am currently entering my final year. I have previous
experience in working with the homeless and in domestic violence. I am
really looking forward to working with the young people at ACE and
especially working closely together in a therapeutic environment.

Cath Corless
Cath Corless
Emotional Health Practitioner

Postgraduate Diploma 

in Careers Guidance

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counseling (Person Centered)

Currently studying an Enhanced Evidence Based Practice course, which focuses mainly on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Systemic Family Therapy.

Catherine has worked with young people for the past 13 years, most recently as a therapeutic counselor.

Areas of special interest include building self esteem and sense of self in young people, bereavement, family relationships, and baby loss.

Outside interests include the gym, and spending quality time with family.

Sarah Emslie
Sarah Emslie
Volunteer Emotional Health Practitioner

Following University, worked as a Child Care Officer with Social Services. Later trained in Counselling and PsychotherapyMost recently works as a child and adolescent therapist with CAMHS Trustee for a recycling charity and involved in Victim Support as a Trustee and volunteer Sarah’s other interests include Theatre, Reading groups, Oral and Community history in South Cumbria

Kit Cooper
Kit Cooper
Emotional Health Practitioner Volunteer

Graduate in Illustration, with many years of history as a carer for mentally ill peers, and hoping to contextualise that experience professionally through established volunteer work and eventually a further career in mental health care. I have a particular strength and interest in LGBT issues and depressive/anxiety disorders.

My hobbies include drawing, personality typing and analysis, and knowing weird facts about weird animals.

Julianne Dougherty
Julianne Dougherty
Emotional Health Practitioner

Qualifications include:- Bsc Hons Applied Psychology, Level 3 Health Trainer/Advocate, Teacher of Adult Education. I have worked extensively with Vulnerable Young People and Adults in a variety of different environments. Engaged and supported individuals in deprived communities offering them practical support to change their behaviour and achieve their own choices/goals. Taught vulnerable at risk adults in secure establishments. I was a house mother & host to international students/teenagers attending school and college locally. A team leader of volunteers, looking to improve their personal skills within the charities sector.

 

My interest include: Travel, Genealogy, Photography, Interior Design/Art & Fashion/Tailoring.

Sarah Rigby
Sarah Rigby
Emotional Health Practitioner

BA (HONS) Applied Social Science and Social Work (MA). Practice
Educator Professional Standards for Social Work.
Qualified as a Social Worker in 2008, since then I practiced within
the area of Fostering where I worked within a multidisciplinary team
to support children whilst living in Foster Care and their families.
Mainly supervising and supporting Foster Carers in their practice and
providing practical and emotional support to enable children and young
people to achieve to the best of their potential in all areas of their life.
Practice educator having supervised and assessed Social Work students.
Previously worked as a Teaching Assistant within a secondary school,
and completed voluntary work with children and young people in need of
support.
Hobbies include keeping fit, spending time with family, and friends.

Polly Wignall
Polly Wignall
Emotional Health Practitioner

BA (Hons) Nursing Studies & Registered Mental Health Nurse.

Foundation Diploma in Neuro linguistic Programming (NLP).

Foundation Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy.

Experience in supporting individuals with a wide range of mental health issues.

Specialist experience in addictions recovery.

Therapeutic tutor delivering CBT informed personal development courses in health care and adult education.

Trainee life coach and mentor.

Passionate about health and wellbeing of young people.

Mindfulness yoga and diet sustain my health and ability to respond to situations with flexibility and resilience.

Voluntary work with women’s services delivering life skill courses.

Special interests in neuroscience, philosophy, writing, food for health, dance, self development and horticulture.

 I am currently writing a book about psychosis and spirituality whilst undertaking a Practitioner Certificate in NLP.

 

David Tyson
David Tyson
Chair of Directors

Retired in 2011 after 41 years service in the NHS, latterly as a Senior NHS Manager commissioningNHS Dental services. Enjoying an active retirement, golf, cycling and walking and new role as  Chair of Directors of ACE. Keen photographer and appreciates many different types of cinema 

John Heath
John Heath
Finance Volunteer

Volunteer working on Accounts with 12 years experience working in the voluntary sector.

Paul Callis
Paul Callis
PR & Marketing Director

Retired civil servant, previously worked for Department of Social Security
Have been a carer for a person with a mental health condition
Runs a local carer support group
Carer Champion for a local Mental health unit running a Carer’s café
Volunteer at a Mental Health unit
Paul’s interests include photography, computers, websites, walking, reading and film appreciation

Laura Wilkinson
Laura Wilkinson
Director

‘I’m a recent graduate of Lancaster University, I worked for a year as a Director of the Students’ Union and championed a young peoples mental health campaign during my year. I am now working in fundraising in London but continue to be involved in campaigning for better mental health for young people.’


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