About us The Sheffield Mind Team Trustees Board of Trustees Our trustees have been recruited from a range of backgrounds, to ensure that we have the skill set required to oversee how the charity is run and to advise on management, development and sustainability. They are committed to ensuring that Sheffield Mind provides the very best standards of care and support for our service users and we are very grateful for their contribution. Sub-Committees. In addition to attending board meetings, trustees have the opportunity to use their skills and specialisms by joining the sub-committees, which hone in on certain aspects of the organisation's work. We have a Finance sub-committee and a Fundraising sub-committee. In addition, the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion sub-committee meets regularly, to look at ways in which Sheffield Mind can increase the support we give to staff and Sheffield citizens who come from diverse backgrounds. The EDI subcommittee is currently looking at the 25 by 25 commitment - to increase racial and ethnic diversity on charity boards and the ‘Mind Blueprint for Change’, which sets outs the intention to work towards becoming an anti-racist organisation over the period 2021-2024. This work is supported by the HR sub-committee, who monitor a range of Sheffield Mind practices, such as our recruitment and selection process, to ensure that we're getting things right. If you are interested in joining the Board, check out our volunteer page for details of the latest vacancies. Current Trustees: Sinead Rollinson-Hayes (Chair) (Maternity Leave til Nov 2022). Hello. I’m Sinead and I'm the Chair of Sheffield Mind. I am also a member of the fundraising sub-committee. I am a Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield, specialising in medical negligence cases, predominantly representing families at inquests. In my spare time I enjoy travelling and spending time with my husband, family and friends. I enjoy supporting local charities and organisations as well as promoting social mobility in the legal sector. Raheel Khan (Treasurer) Hi I’m Raheel. I’m a Chartered Accountant and have had varied roles in finance from Tax and Financial Accounting to Strategic Finance. I have always wanted to work for an organisation that exists to benefit the public which is why most of my career has been in the public sector. First in the NHS with experience at both Sheffield Health & Social Care and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, and now in my current role at the Department for Education. As well as these roles, I have been a governor at a local primary school and have also lectured at a local College. In my spare time I have two children that keep me busy, but apart from that I enjoy biking and taking on DIY projects. I also have a passion for travelling and have many plans to travel around the UK following lockdown. Andy Cain Hello, I'm Andy Cain. I'm passionate about mental health and helping others. My passion for mental health comes from my own life journey and my own battles with Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Depression. I have previous experience of working in mental health from my work as a Civil Servant and have worked as a volunteer for several support networks within the Civil Service over the years. As well as being passionate about mental health, I'm passionate about engagement and empowerment. I'm honoured to have this opportunity to work with Sheffield Mind. Thanks for reading, Andy. Gill Holt (Acting Chair) Hello I'm Gill. I recently retired from a career working in town planning, economic development, and senior management roles in local government and, latterly, Leeds University. My interest in working for Sheffield Mind stems from a close relative who suffered from significant mental health issues over several years. Now that I no longer have to face the daily 72-mile round trip to Leeds, I have time for playing more tennis and have developed an interest in drawing and painting. I also have more time for watching sport, and, as originally a scouser, I'm a keen supporter of Liverpool FC, and also Andy Murray. Steve Jones Hello, I’m Steve Jones; almost retired after a long career in mental health in various posts as a social worker, trainer and manager, but I still do some training in mental health awareness for the Council and sit on Hospital Managers Panels to hear cases involving the Mental Health Act. I've no personal experience of serious mental health difficulties, but even after all these years I find mental health issues absorbing and long to see a better deal for those with mental health problems. I’ve been on the Board of Sheffield Mind for 11 years and was Treasurer for several years. I sit on the Finance Subcommittee. I’m a Londoner but I love Yorkshire and have no desire to return South. I fill my retirement with hobbies done badly, including playing keyboards in an old fogeys’ rock band and cello in an orchestra. I’ve also embarked on an Open University maths degree for some reason. My best retirement pleasure was walking coast to coast on the Hadrian’s Wall path. My three granddaughters are also a source of much entertainment. Edyta Bancer Hello, I'm Edyta. I am a Work and Wellbeing Manager for South Yorkshire Housing Association’s Good Work project. Prior to that I led on a test and learn national programme funded by The National Lottery Community Fund – Age Better in Sheffield, where we focused on older people struggling with loneliness and isolation. Having previously been employed by Sheffield Mind, I left in 2019 but my last role there – Counselling and Therapy services manager - really opened my eyes and positively affected my career choices. I have always wanted to be able to give back to Sheffield Mind. Being part of the Board of Trustees gives me an opportunity to influence growth and development of this charity as well as to bring co-production to the heart of everything Sheffield Mind does. In my spare time I have a daughter, husband, cat and a dog that keep me busy. I enjoy taking on small DIY projects and I love gardening, but my main hobbies are reading and swimming. Ciaran Hurley Hello, I'm Ciaran. At this moment, I’m a self-employed psychotherapist offering counselling and psychotherapy services to adults of all ages and young people aged 11-18. I have a particular interest in helping people who experience gender and sexual relationship diversity and I favour a trauma-informed approach. Before training in psychotherapy I was a registered nurse from 1994 to 2020. In that time I worked in adult acute and critical care settings and in universities where I was involved in interdisciplinary teaching and research. In my spare time I have a passion for making and hearing live music and arts events; spending time with friends in the beautiful outdoor places that Sheffield has to offer and re-modelling the interior of my home-converted campervan. Ben Graney. Hello, I’m Ben and I’m a Senior Finance recruiter. I'm a proud Yorkshireman and when I’m not working I enjoy leading and attending local events – especially if it combines my passions of sport, running and local charities. In addition to being on the board at Sheffield Mind, I am an ambassador for Sheffield Youth Homeless Charity, Roundabout. Mental Health is an issue that is close to my heart, and something I don't feel gets the attention it deserves, though that is changing. In my position as trustee, I want to support Sheffield Mind to raise money but also raise awareness. Imogen Parker. Hello, I'm Imogen, I work for the University of Sheffield in a Marketing and Communications role and I previously worked with Sheffield Mind as a delivery partner on the Age Better programme. After the last couple of years, the need for robust and holistic mental health services has been recognised like never before and Sheffield Mind has taken a lead on the pandemic effort, partnering with organisations across Sheffield (including the CCG and the NHS) not only providing support to individuals and communities, but supporting on regional efforts to tackle vaccine hesitancy. During such a vital time for the mental health sector, I'm really pleased to be playing my part as a trustee, bringing support and expertise in the area of communications and marketing.