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Staff Team

Our dedicated staff team delivers the wide range of services and projects that support people with mental health issues in our local community. Most staff have lived experience of mental health issues, and have professional experience of working with people with mental health issues and other disabilities. 

Rianne Eimers

Chief Executive Officer

Rianne oversees the operational management of Mind in Kingston which includes responsibility for finances, generating income, managing staff and volunteers, implementing policies and procures, developing and overseeing services and projects and supporting the Board of Trustees with governance and strategic development.

Rianne works Monday-Friday.

Email: [email protected]

Alexandra Schnabl-Bell

Communications Officer

Alex is responsible for overseeing our social media, website and newsletter; support our fundraising activities both online and in person; support our mental health awareness campaigns; and work with the team to promote Mind in Kingston’s services and activities.

Alex works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

Email: [email protected]

Vicky Bourne

Counselling & Wellbeing Manager

Vicky manages the Counselling, Drop-in Café and Wellbeing Wednesdays services, and also provides ad-hoc mental health awareness training. 

Vicky works Monday-Thursday.

Email: [email protected]

Ronnie Hannah

Finance Officer

Ronnie is responsible for providing Mind in Kingston with financial support, including bookkeeping, invoicing, monitoring income and expenditure against the budget and supporting the Finance Sub-Committee. He also supports the charity with ICT.

Ronnie works Monday-Thursday.

Email: [email protected]

Edit Biro-Hannah

Finance Officer
Art Psychotherapist & Arts in Health Projects Lead

Edit provides financial support to the charity on a part-time basis, such as planning and monitoring the budget, overseeing payroll and bookkeeping. In her second role, she provides regular Art Therapy sessions, supporting people with a wide range of mental health and personal issues.

Email: [email protected]

Simon Montague-Taylor

Floating Support Officer

Simon supports clients to live independently in the community, either in shared housing which Mind in Kingston manages, or in their own homes. As well managing our property, he works with clients with the aim to move them on into their own independent accommodation. This service is delivered in partnership with Hestia.

Simon works Monday-Friday.

Email: [email protected]

Persephone Pickering

Outreach & Engagement Officer

Persephone oversees the Outreach & Engagement service, which includes reaching out to all parts of the borough and engaging with our local community, and engaging with our beneficiaries through the Empowering Minds Forum. 

Persephone works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Email: [email protected]

Sarah Hollebon

Time to Change Kingston Coordinator

Sarah supports Time to Change Kingston (TTCK), which is led by Champions (people with lived experience of mental health issues) and which seeks to challenge stigma and discrimination in mental health. She supports the Champions and TTCK Steering Group meetings, and organises activities that open up discussions about mental health, and challenge stigma and discrimination.

Sarah works Monday afternoons and Wednesdays.

Email: [email protected]

Sue Ilsley

Peer Support Officer (Volunteer)

Sue oversees our Peer Support Project which supports people with lived experience of mental health issues to support others in similar circumstances.  The project encourages mutual support, learning from each other’s experiences and forming a positive connection with others.

Sue is a volunteers and works 1-2 days per week depending on demand.

Email: [email protected]

Rachel Dykins

Community Inclusion Manager

Rachel manages a number of projects focusing on Community Inclusion and Wellbeing. These include Physical Activities programme, which covers the Kingstonian Mind Football Club, the Happy Feet Walking Group and the Jog Together Group; the Magpie Project, which supports the Korean community in our borough with mental wellbeing; and the Advancing Mental Health Equality (AMHE) Collaborative.

Rachel works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Email: [email protected]

Flora Clifton

Office Administrator

Flora provides administrative support to the team, including supporting the team meetings and taking minutes, updating database, helping with monitoring and other reports, and updating internal information and data.

Flora usually works Wednesday afternoons.

Email: [email protected]

Drop-in Café Team

The Bridge Drop-in Cafe
Welcare House
53-55 Canbury Park Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT2 6LQ

The Bridge Cafe is open on Monday and Friday evenings from 18:00-19:00.

The Star Drop-in Cafe
Alfriston Day Centre
3 Berrylands Road
Surbiton
KT5 8RB

The Star Cafe is open on Thursday evenings from 19:00-21:00.

Vicky Bourne

Drop-in Cafe Manager

Vicky oversees the Drop-in Café service, including line managing the staff, organising shifts and cover, promoting the service and encouraging new beneficiaries to attend.

Vicky works Monday-Thursday.

Email: [email protected]

Hereward Hill

Drop-in Café Supervisor

Hereward supervises Drop-in Café sessions, providing visitors with support, organising activities, providing refreshments (COVID permitting) and line-managing other Café staff.

Hereward works on Thursday evenings at the Star Café. 

Email: [email protected]

Adele Kempton

Drop-in Café Worker

Adele works with Hereward to deliver regular sessions at the Star Café. She provides support to beneficiaries, helps to organise activities, and provides refreshments (COVID permitting).

Adele works on Thursday evenings at the Star Café. 

Email: [email protected]

Rachel Sinclair

Drop-in Café Worker

Rachel works for the Bridge Café, which is currently delivered virtually. Rachel advertises the sessions, supports beneficiaries to attend and organises different activities and themes for each session.

Rachel works Tuesday evenings at the Bridge Virtual Café. 

Email: [email protected]

Yasmin Dob-Johnson

Drop-in Café Worker

Yasmin works for the Bridge Café, which is currently delivered virtually. Yasmin advertises the sessions, supports beneficiaries to attend and organises different activities and themes for each session.

Yasmin works Tuesday evenings at the Bridge Virtual Café. 

Email: [email protected]

Isabella Askey-Brown

Drop-in Café Worker

Isabella works for the Bridge Café, which is currently delivered virtually. Isabella advertises the sessions, supports beneficiaries to attend and organises different activities and themes for each session.

Isabella works Tuesday evenings at the Bridge Virtual Café. 

Email: [email protected]

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