John Curran was appointed Chair of Guernsey Mind in June 2013. Prior to this he was Chief Executive of the Channel Islands Competition & Regulatory Authorities (CICRA) from 2010 and was Director General of the Office of Utility Regulation in Guernsey from 2005 having joined the office in 2003.
John moved to Guernsey in 2003 having worked in senior roles in utility regulation in Australia and Ireland. John is married with two children.
Emily is the Executive Director of Guernsey Mind having been appointed as their first employee in 2010. She leads the strategic advocacy programme, working with the States to develop a broad range of community based services, and to promote the growth of the Third Sector.
Prior to working for Guernsey Mind, Emily spent 5 years as a programme manager in Geneva in the field of risk governance. She worked with international business, government and voluntary agencies to develop management strategies for emerging global phenomena, such as nanotechnology and carbon sequestration. Emily began her career working in the finance industry.
Emily is currently designing the implementation plan for the States of Guernsey Mental Health and Wellbeing strategy. She has two (lovely but cheeky) children.
Jo joined Guernsey Mind in May 2015 and manages Workplace Wellbeing Guernsey. Jo previously worked in HR roles in legal, commercial and public sectors. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She provides support, advice and training for employers and employees around mental health and wellbeing at work.
Outside of work, Jo is a keen beekeeper, avid reader and volunteers for Guernsey Samaritans.
Nicky has been Administration Support Officer since October 2013. She used to work at the Motor Tax (don’t hold it against her) and now works at La Nouvelle Maritaine supporting tenants. Nicky has been secretary to the Mental Health Service Users Group since its start in 2007.
Nicky is an avid reader and knitter. Now her son has a motorbike she has hung up her “mum’s taxi” keys, though he still lets her take him to play matches for Vale Rec.
Laurel joined Guernsey Mind, part-time, in November 2016 and leads on our key high-profile marketing campaigns and events. Laurel also manages our social media presence on facebook, twitter, and LinkedIn. Laurel has a background in sport science/fitness, and in communications/project work within the local voluntary sector.
Outside of Guernsey Mind, Laurel runs her own small businesses, Pushy Mums Buggy Workout (post-natal fitness) and Little Champs (sport skills for toddlers).
Jill Chadwick is the Guernsey Mind's media coordinator and also heads up the Hope Choir and 'Walk and Talk' projects.
An experienced journalist, Jill began her career at the Guernsey Press and went on to work on a wide range of national newspapers in London before returning to the island with her young daughter in the early 1990’s. She launched a number of local magazines, went on to work in marketing and PR before finding a niche in the third sector working with Autism Guernsey and Guernsey Mind.
Out of hours she enjoys singing and walking, painting and renovating houses as well as keeping track of her globetrotting daughter whose far flung dancing contracts keep Jill on her toes too.
Louisa joined Guernsey Mind, part-time, in November 2018 and works alongside Jo with Workplace Wellbeing Guernsey. She is undertaking the Mental Health First Aid Training qualification and will be presenting these courses with Jo in the near future. Previously she has worked as a PA for individuals as well as within companies and her charity work includes being an instructor and co-ordinator for the Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore.
At home her 3 young children keep her busy but in her spare time she enjoys singing in local choirs Bel Canto and Co-Conducting The Hope Singers, cooking and on the rare chance reading.
Phil joined Guernsey Mind in January 2019 as a Peer Support Co-ordinator. He is responsible for, and heads up Man Club; an open peer support group for Men that offers space to talk and listen in complete confidentiality. The Club provides non judgmental support as well as developing a strong sense of brotherhood with its members. It has been running since 2017 and is now able to grow and expand thanks to the valued integration into the Guernsey Mind set up. Phil has an extensive background in working with people, mainly in health and personal development. In his spare time he runs a clinic offering deep tissue massage therapies as well as reiki and life coaching services. Outside of Guernsey Mind Phil enjoys all year round sea swimming, keeping fit, art/painting, reading and connecting with nature.
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