Leadership Team

Clare Atkinson

Service Manager

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I was lucky enough to complete my final placement for my social work degree at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind back in 2018 and subsequently worked on the bereavement project until late 2019. After a short time away I found my way back to the organisation in 2021 to coordinate the Whole School Approach project. Currently covering the management of the project, I love seeing how much it is growing and how many young people we are supporting and educating in their mental health and wellbeing.

In my spare time you can find me with my 2 sons, in the gym or snuggling cats – but not all at the same time! I have 5 cats of my own and I foster kittens for the RSPCA so there’s always lots to do.

Sam Bell

Director of Operations

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I joined Hull and East Yorkshire Mind in July 2010 after completing a BA in Social Science, an MA in Social Work.  I have progressed through the organisation from Housing Support Worker to Operations Director. I predominantly design and implement new services within the organisation and act as the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the organisation.

I love my role at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind.  It allows me to be creative and reactive to requests to support in the design of services that we know are needed in the local area. This helps to improve services for people who need them, at times when they them most!

Emma Dallimore

Chief Executive

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I joined Hull and East Yorkshire Mind in 2008 as Administration Manager.  I progressed through the organisation and in August 2018 I became Chief Executive.  My background was always administration but was in construction which is very different to working for a mental health charity.  I am passionate about the work we do and am forever in awe of the teams adapting to change so that we can help more people in our area.    What I love most about working for this organisation is that we make a tangible difference to people’s lives.  I am also a trustee for the local branch of the RSPCA and spend my weekends climbing hills in the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales.

Michelle Davies

Service Manager

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I first joined Hull and East Yorkshire Mind in 2016 in Vocational Support as an Employment Support Worker on the Moving Forward project, I am now the Employment Support Services Manager. I have extensive experience supporting people into education, volunteering, training and employment. I enjoy managing my team to enable them to make a positive difference to someone’s life. It’s a sense of fulfilment. It’s knowing that my team has helped someone achieve their aspirations.

I live in Scarborough, my 4 children, 5 grandchildren and 5 dogs keep me busy in my spare time.

Lisa Gadd

Service Manager

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Eamonn Gasper

Director of Finance

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I joined Hull and East Yorkshire Mind in February 2020. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant many years ago, I spent most of my career in finance and business consultancy working in many different industries across several countries.

I moved into the charitable sector after spending 10 years as a Trustee for a large homeless charity. That experience made me realise how much more rewarding it is to work full time in a sector that makes a real difference to peoples’ lives. I feel privileged to work for such a wonderful organisation that does so much to support the local community.

Joining Hull and East Yorkshire Mind also meant relocating to the East Riding, something my wife and I should have done years ago. It’s a beautiful part of the county and we love spending our time enjoying the countryside and wildlife. It has inspired me to take up photography again!

Katie Hague

Crisis Services Manager

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I joined Hull and East Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire Mind in 2017 after studying in Clinical Psychology. I always wanted to work with an organisation that has the people at its heart and I found my home with Mind. I have worked in a range of clinical settings such as Brain Injury, Personality Disorder, Learning Disability, Children’s trauma and Community mental health prior to starting with Mind.

I originally came to Mind working a team leader for Children’s therapy services and supporting the team to deliver evidence based interventions for those that may need support. I love the conversations it brings and the ideas that come from that. I feel I am privileged to be able to hold a role where I can design, develop and manage psychologically informed services for Children and Adults for a range of mental health needs as well as being able to support staff to train in various professions to excellent standards.  I love working for Mind as I love the ethos and the values that come with the work.

In my spare time I love to do karate and run in the fresh air.

Steve Howard

Service Manager

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I joined Hull and East Yorkshire Mind in September 2014 as a student on placement.

After 20 plus years in telecoms working all over the world I went back to University to complete my BA Hons in Social work. On my first placement with mind I learned about the ethos at mind and found that this resonated with my own ethos and ethics so after completing my degree I made the decision to join the team at mind and have been here since starting as a Housing Support Worker and then accepting the post of service manager for housing. I still wake up most days happy In the knowledge that today, we will make a difference and this motivates me and this is why I love working at Mind.

Lisa Howlett

Learning and Placements

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I joined Hull and East Yorkshire Mind in 2014 and have undertaken many roles over the years, including Project worker within a female only housing project, working with women fleeing domestic abuse and/or experiencing mental health issues. Also having previous experience within the organisation working within housing and across other contracts. Building on my academic foundations of a BSc in Social Work, I’m a firm believer in continuing professional development, gaining many professional qualifications within Hull and East Yorkshire Mind during my tenure. As a qualified Social Work Practice Educator I continue to support many aspiring social work students into the work place. Enhancing student support professionally & academically. I’m passionate about staff development & support. Away from work I love socialising & attending live music events & spending time on the North Yorkshire moors walking with my family come rain or shine. Also a volunteer on the North Yorkshire Moors railway & as a volunteer trustee for The City of Hull Scouts. 

Phil Mamoany

Service Manager

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I have been involved with Hull and East Yorkshire Mind since 1991 and within different services over 3 decades. I am an extremely passionate person with a strong ethos born from my work, life and personal experiences. I entered into this work as a volunteer supporting and running services, primarily within therapeutic settings. Such experiences drive my vision to be a part of creating environments which provide people to feel valued and accepted. I believe it’s important to reflect and think about what and why we do things. What I like about my role has been the experience of being in other people lives, to experience their journey which teaches me and give me greater understanding, although it is challenging seeing change is rewarding.

In my personal life I have my beautiful wife and two children as well as a broad selection of friends and family whom I am extremely grateful for. I am blessed to have an enriched journey in life, which has given me some amazing experiences. In my time I have experienced some difficult moments, however they are often the ones which teach me most, giving meaning and purpose.

Sometimes up is down and when you are lost you are found – Star Trek

Lyndsey McClements

Director of Operations

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I joined Hull and East Yorkshire Mind in 2018 as a Team Leader in the Vocational Support Services and was instantly impressed by the dedication and enthusiasm of the team here. I have worked in the voluntary sector for the majority of my career mainly in the fields of substance misuse and mental health. Recently I returned to college and completed a Diploma in Human Resource Management, which I undertook in order to complement my management experience and gain an understanding of how staff can best be supported in the workplace. In my spare time I enjoy reading, quizzing and getting out to see live music. When I joined Hull and East Yorkshire Mind I found that there are a few other members of the team who love the same music and we often find ourselves at the same gigs!

Jack Moore

Marketing Lead

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I started with the charity as an apprentice in 2015, straight after leaving college. My role now involves leading on the marketing and communications activity for the organisation, and heading up all things branding, social media, campaigns, PR and internal and external communications.

As part of my role I often get to work with the local authorities, and other key partners to ensure that more people know about our work. I also often get involved with high profile campaigns that help to raise awareness of mental health and reduce the stigma and discrimination.

Alongside studying a marketing degree, I have recently become a school Governor of the primary school in which I attended myself as a child. I enjoy spending my spare time going on holidays, and socialising with friends and family.

Kay Mutch

Estates Manager

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I started at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind in 2003 as a student on my final social work placement and then took on a role in the Supported Housing Team.  In the years that I have been here I have been able to work alongside many kind and brilliant staff, students and volunteers.  I have enjoyed moving up into various roles in the Housing Team and being a Practice Educator for social work students, both have been challenging and given me knowledge, skills and confidence in the work I do at Mind.

In 2016 Hull and East Yorkshire Mind became a Registered Social Landlord and I was privileged to take on the leadership of the property management in our accommodation based services, I am now the Estates Manager of a strong and empowered estates and property management team who support the organisation with office and accommodation support services.

I love my role in supporting staff and volunteers in a varied and complex job to help people live and work in safe environments that are positive to their wellbeing.  We continue to grow in the team and I’m excited to see what the future brings for us.

Natalie Norton

Volunteer Coordinator

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I joined Hull and East Yorkshire Mind at the end of 2016 as a volunteer, progressing on to contracted work in the April of 2017. I started my time here as an Information and Advice Worker, and later added Time to Change Project Officer to my title. In August 2020 I became the Volunteer Coordinator – a role I love as it balances my passion for person centered work and my love of all things organisational and project developing. Our volunteers are an incredible part of our lovely organization and I’m very proud to guide them, support them, and upskill them.

I’m also a qualified humanistic counsellor, an avid reader of fiction and non-fiction, an okay crafter and baker, and a lover of discovering new places whether that’s driving off in our campervan or going further afield to new distant places.

Jenny Peterson

Service Manager

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I have worked in the voluntary sector since 2000 with various mental health charities supporting people with tenancy support and mental health.  I started working with Hull and East Yorkshire Mind in 2009 after relocating from Glasgow. In 2014 I left to work with young people at a further education college as a pastoral support officer and during 2020 decided that I wanted to go back to working in mental health again.

Initially I worked as a Peer Support Worker using my own personal mental health experience to support other people and progressed to be co-ordinator of the team.   I am currently a service manager for 5 teams.  PCMHN Peer Support, Hull Peer Support Groups and Information Line (Maternity cover), PCN Modality Pilot and Recovery Project.

The culture and values of Hull and East Yorkshire Mind align very much with my own and I feel as an individual I am able to use my skills and experience to benefit others. I love developing relationships with the teams I support and being part of their own personal growth as part of the organisation.  I am a naturally curious person and like to know how I can support someone in the way that helps them most.   Everyone is unique in how they approach the work that we do and I believe harnessing that individuality and uniqueness we all bring is the key to successful services.

Robin Pillar

Service Manager

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I joined Hull and East Yorkshire Mind in 2016 as a freelance therapist and progressed through the organisation to my current role as Service Manager for the Talking Therapies (Adults) team covering Hull, East Yorkshire and the North East Lincolnshire area. I spent most of my career working in the public sector before moving to the charitable sector in 2010. I am a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I find working for the organisation rewarding when working to our values and principles and seeing the positive difference this can have on peoples’ lives in our community.

Lizzy Stokes

Service Manager

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I started working at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind in 2010.  Prior this this, I had been a student on placement here as part of attaining my BA in Social Work and felt instantly at home.

My first role in housing was as a project worker with young people in 24 hour supported accommodation and I have since progressed to service manager and practice educator for students on placement with us- enjoying my role every step of the way.  I am passionate about ensuring people we work with and support are treated with compassion and respect.  I am surrounded by people who share this passion, making it a great place to work.

Dan Warren

Director of Development

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I joined the organisation in January 2020 following 20 years in regional management, leadership and sales across a variety of sectors.

At points in my life I have encountered periods of mental ill health and was delighted to join Hull and East Yorkshire & North East Lincolnshire Mind to help engage with organisations across the region to support changing the mental health landscape. I am passionate about connecting our good work with as many other organisations as possible.

Outside of work I coach my son’s football team, support Leeds United and run as often and as far as I can.