Directors

Chukumeka Maxwell

Founding Director & CEO

Suicide prevention trainer specialising in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer (ASIST), SafeTalk and is a Compassion Circles facilitator.

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Damaris Mwangi

Director

Damaris is a qualified Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor, working with the NHS.

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Neville Connor

Director

Neville is an Artist and Creative who has also worked for the NHS for over 14 years.

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Debbie Williams

Director

With over 35 years experience in the Fire Service and now the National Wellbeing Officer for her representative body, "The Fire Officers' Association", Debbie is also on the steering group of The UK National Work-Stress Network.

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Martin Beat

Director

Martin works under the banner of ATPS to connect people at risk of suicide with their hands and hearts through outdoor groupwork sessions

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Advisors & Associates

Andy Johnson

Advisor

Former Senior Police Officer with over 30 years experience and a passion for helping and protecting vulnerable people and communities.

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Jan Pritchard

Lead ATPS Trainer & Counsellor

Person Centred counselling through CBT, Gestalt and therapeutic practice.

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Rob Barnes

Strategy & Funding Officer

With extensive knowledge in funding and bid writing, he takes exceptional care with forming active project ideas and resourcing them.

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Lauriance Gerthoffer-Ham

Digital & Admin

Passionate about the community, diversity and inclusion - promoting health and well being in the workplace.

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Sylvia Mohabir

Admin & Events

Sylvie loves working within the local community on various projects relating to the environment, health and well being.

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Dr Irina Ungureanu

International Associate Romania

Transpersonal therapist, breathcoach, group trainer and lecturer, specialising in Compassionate Inquiry (CI) with Dr. Gabor Maté.

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John Woolner

Therapist

Enthusiastic about systems theory as it applies to human relationships, and to exploring interventions that bring about lasting change at the level of meaning and understanding.

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Dr Isobel Russell

National North & North East

A freelance ASIST trainer, with specialisms in mental health and bereavement assistance helping children in families who have lost someone to suicide.

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Nik Sutherland

Therapeutic Counsellor & Supervisor

A double award winning drug & alcohol practitioner, certified laughter yoga leader & a training provider.

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Andrew Russell

National & North East

Freelance Trainer and Social Care Consultant specialising in Suicide Prevention & Mental Health.

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Heidi Rose

Psychotherapeutic counsellor

Certified psychotherapeutic counsellor, eco-therapist and council facilitator

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Lydia Tewkesbury

Social Media & Communications

An experienced social media manager who works hard to connect people with services they need most.

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Alan Dagg

Senior Training Coach - NI

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Alice Newton-Leeming

National North West

12 years experience within the field of mental health and suicide prevention and is part of the first cohort for ASK workshops – Assessing Suicide Risk in Kids.

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Courtney Buckler

LGBTQ Advisor & Supporter

LGBTQIA+ and youth advisor for Action to Prevent Suicide, focusing on how people with depression make sense of their experiences.

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Jenny Pickup

ASIST Safetalk Consultant UK Wide

Over 23 years of experience working with suicide prevention and mental health. Working as a dedicated quality assurance role to support an international network of ASIST trainers.

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Joyce Borgs

National - Wales

ASIST trainer and manages advisor services for Parkinson's UK, her passion lies within the charity and organisational development sector.

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Nick Brown

National - London SE

Freelance Trainer & Coach specialising in Suicide Prevention & Mental Health and an International Training Coach for LivingWorks Education.

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Penelope Welbourne

Advisor

A Pathway Lead for Advanced Professional Practice in Child and Family Social Work with specialist interests in child protection, children's rights and family law.

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Our Interns

Working in collaboration with Exeter University internship scheme has been an incredible experience. We initially requested to recruit 2 interns and 50 students applied. We have eventually chosen to work with 14 part-time students which has provided us with a range of talented individuals who are coming together to help support a world freer of mental ill health and suicide.

Leonore

Intern

I’m Leonore, and I’m currently studying law at the University of Exeter. I’m originally from Switzerland, Germany and Australia. I’ve done a lot of work in youth politics and with international youth organisations where I’ve been lucky enough to travel around Europe, discuss topical issues and meet very interesting people.

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Jack

Intern

I completed my Undergraduate Degree in History at the University of Exeter this summer and am now studying for a Master’s in Conflict, Security and Development

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Chloe

Intern

Mental health is something that constantly surrounds us, and we all must play a role in taking active steps, big or small, towards change. This is why I wanted to get involved with Action to Prevent Suicide.

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Olivia

Intern

I have always wanted to work for a charity or non-profit organisation during my time at University, and so when the opportunity to support Action to Prevent Suicide arose I was eager to be involved.

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Alice

Intern

Alice is a fourth-year English student at the University of Exeter, who spent last year studying abroad in the United States. She especially enjoys working with children and young people, and is currently assisting Action to Prevent Suicide with its young people’s projects

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Faith

Intern

My name is Faith Makyao, my role in this organisation is dealing with finance and bookkeeping. When I was 12 years old, I lost my brother to suicide.

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