Suffolk Mind has a formal constitution and is governed by an unpaid Board of Trustees with day to day management delegated to a CEO. The trustees are responsible for the governance of the organisation, the delivery of safe and high quality services, and keeping financial accounts and safeguarding the assets of the charity.
Ian White joined Suffolk Mind in April 2016 as a member of the Board and the Finance, Audit and Performance Sub-Committee. Ian is a Chartered Accountant and the Managing Director of Becketts, a Wealth Management Company based in Bury St Edmunds. Prior to this, Ian worked for many years in the healthcare sector, specifically in companies focussed on delivering support in the Mental Health sector. Ian is the Chair of the board of trustees.
Tim Mutum joined the Board in January 2016. Tim has considerable previous experience as a charity trustee for Headway Suffolk and Crohn's and Colitis UK. Tim's current positions include Chairman of South Suffolk Leisure, Trustee of Abbeycroft Leisure and Chairman of the Grants Panel for Crohn's and Colitis UK. Until 2012 Tim worked in Local Government for 40 years. Tim is Vice Chair of the Board of trustees.
Dr Emma Brierly
Emma joined Suffolk Mind in 2014. Emma is a local GP with over 20 years experience in the NHS. Emma has had a broad based experience of primary care in the inner city settings of Ipswich and Brighton. She now works in Kesgrave. Emma is particularly interested in Women’s health, Care of the Elderly and Psychiatry.
Colin Hopkins is now retired and a volunteer at Quay Place. Colin began his career with the RAF, spent 24 years with BT and most recently worked in the private sector. He has experience in strategy, business planning and finance.
Leanne has worked at a senior level for national and local charities and is currently Head of Marketing and Communications at Bowel Cancer UK, the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. Leanne is passionate about mental health in the workplace and feels strongly about having service users and beneficiaries at the heart of what we do.
Vicky joined Suffolk Mind in September 2019 as a member of the Finance Committee. She is a Chartered Accountant and is currently the Director of Finance at Link Mortgage Services, a financial services company based in Ipswich. Vicky is particularly interested in supporting aspiring team members to become qualified finance professionals. She is also passionate about improving emotional wellbeing and mental health in the workplace.
Andrew joined Suffolk Mind in March 2020 as a trustee and member of the Finance Committee. Andrew is an experienced employment lawyer at Gotelee Solicitors LLP, and became the firm’s Managing Partner/CEO in September 2019. Andrew is a strong advocate of the importance of mental health in the workplace and the provision of quality mental health services, education and support across Suffolk. Andrew is also a keen fundraiser for Suffolk Mind.
Kelly currently works as an employment lawyer for Keystone Law. Prior to that she spent over 17 years working at a local law firm the majority of which as a Partner and head of one of the largest employment law teams in East Anglia. Kelly has a particular interest in the work we do to help businesses support their employees at work and the services we offer to school children.
Ciara Scallon joined the board of Suffolk Mind in 2015. Ciara is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and runs a professional fundraising practice, The Giving Heart working in the health, heritage and arts sectors. Her work involves advising leadership teams and boards of SME charities on fundraising strategy and helping to deliver the outcomes. With a strong desire to see mental illness gain the same footing in terms of treatment and diagnosis as physical illness, Ciara is also passionate about reducing the stigma of mental illness so that everyone seeks the help they need, as soon as they need it, without fear.
2.6 Challenge (8)
Event Date: 26/04/2020Take part in the 2.6 challenge to support Suffolk Mind. Anyone of any age and ability can take on the 2.6 Challenge, with a host of activities – from walking, running, or cycling 2.6 miles, to juggling for 2.6 minutes, or holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!
Ben Burgess (1)
Event Date:Ben is raising money for Suffolk Mind.
Beth from Applaud Coffee, Ipswich (1)
Event Date:Beth from Applaud Coffee in Ipswich is hosting coffee workshops online and supporting Suffolk Mind at the same time.
Cheryl Pethybridge (1)
Event Date: 20/09/2020
Cheryl is taking part in the Brighton Marathon for Suffolk Mind.
Emily Burrell (1)
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK suffer from mental health problems each year. So I have decided to do a skydive in aid of Suffolk Mind to try and help local people in need of support.
Fire Walk (44)
Event Date: 26/02/2020
The East of England Co-op are hosting a firewalk to raise money for Suffolk Mind, on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at Ufford Park Hotel in Woodbridge.
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Kelly Porter - Harwich half marathon (1)
Event Date: 05/04/2020
Kelly Porter is taking part in the Harwich half marathon for Suffolk Mind.
Kirsty Gardner (1)
Event Date:Kirsty is painting for Suffolk Mind.
Link Mortgage Services (1)
Event Date:Dress down days at Link Mortgage Services.
Natasha runs the London Marathon for Suffolk Mind (1)
Event Date: 26/04/2020
Natasha Miles is our first ever Suffolk Mind marathon runner and she's running in memory of her partner, Nick Dinsdale.
Oliver Southgate (1)
Event Date: 10/05/2020
This year, my new year resolution is to help raise awareness of mental health. So what better way than to raise money for a charity that is also personally very close to me!
Simone Cotterill sings live (1)
Event Date: 15/05/2020Simone Cotterill will be singing live on Friday 15th May for Suffolk Mind.
Suffolk County Council Chairman’s Charity (5)
We are delighted that the Chairman of the Suffolk County Council, Councillor James Finch, has chosen Suffolk Mind as his charity of the year, helping us in our aim of making Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.
Suffolk Food Hall (1)
The team at the Suffolk Food Hall have chosen Suffolk Mind as one of their chosen charities of the year for 2019 and are supporting us with many events and activities throughout the year.
The MEL Group brightens up the workplace (1)
Event Date: 22/05/2020The MEL Group is brightening up the workplace on Friday 22nd May.
TMJ Interiors was established in 1981, and has become a leader in specialist joinery and the interior fit-out industry. We manufacture and install quality joinery for the commercial, residential and specialist sectors, and we pride ourselves on our highly skilled and dedicated team. This year, we