Nicky has worked with Anxiety UK since 1997. Prior to this she was an active volunteer within the organisation; working alongside the founder, Harold Fisher. She has a keen interest in agoraphobia and panic disorder, and has a background in applied neuroscience.
Nicky”s extensive career in mental health has included serving as non executive director of Manchester Mental Health & Social Care NHS Trust and prior to this, Manchester Mental Health Partnership; occupying the post of director of the charitable company ‘Anxiety Disorders Conference’ – with responsibility for organizing national mental health conferences. Alongside her work with Anxiety UK, Nicky is also Chief Officer of the mental health charity, Self Help Services. She has an MSc in Advanced Practice Interventions in Mental Health (Primary Care) from the University of Manchester. Nicky sits on a range of strategic, national and regional boards including the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) North West Oversight Board. In 2010 she was nominated for the post of Chair of Manchester”s Mental Health Provider Engagement Group and has subsequently chaired meetings for providers of mental health services across Manchester.
In 2010, Nicky was awarded ‘Citizen of the Year’ at the ‘Manchester Be Proud Awards ‘for services to the people and communities of Manchester.
Glenmore has worked for Anxiety UK since 1997. He has a background in social policy and cultural studies, with a special interest in obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders.
In 2002, he was awarded the title of ‘Helpline Worker of the Year’ in recognition of his commitment and dedication to mental health helpline work by the Telephone Helplines Association and British Telecommunications.
Glenmore is one of the Founders of the organisation Self Help Services, a user-led mental health charity that has contracts across Greater Manchester to deliver primary care mental health services.
Glenmore”s interests include weight training, judo, yoga and running.
Acting Services Coordinator & Communications Officer
Dave Smithson is currently Anxiety UK’s Communications Officer, keeping the seat warm for Terri while she is on maternity leave! He is responsible for the production of Anxious Times magazine, updating the content on our website and overseeing the production of all Anxiety UK written materials. He will also have a focus on our members, and liaises with external media contacts when Anxiety UK is asked for comment on news issues.
Dave has an extensive background in PR & Communications for a range of private, public and voluntary sector organisations. He is currently a Trustee for two Merseyside based charities, one of which specialises in counselling services, and recently worked for a youth based charity where his role also included event management and fundraising.
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Terri is Anxiety UK’s Communications Officer. She is responsible for the production of Anxious Times magazine, updating the content on our website and overseeing the production of all Anxiety UK written materials. She also has a focus on our members, and liaises with external media contacts when Anxiety UK is asked for comment on news issues.
Terri has worked in charities since graduating from the University of Minnesota where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Political Science. She previously worked for the American Lung Association and United Way, where she gained experience in charity marketing/communications and also has experience in fundraising.
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Peer Mentoring Project Coordinator
Susana coordinates the Peer Mentoring Employment Project. The project is centred on matching trained mentors who have experienced anxiety with those who need support towards going back into employment, volunteering or training. Susana’s role is to support the mentors and mentees to progress by overseeing the project, completing research on available opportunities so that mentors and mentees have access to services that can help them work towards their goals.
Susana has a background in mental health and has worked in Primary Care for the NHS and other organisations for nine years. She currently combines this job with her role as a freelance trainer. Her main area of interest is sleep problems.
Susana’s main interests outside work are travelling and cooking. She is also enjoys learning Zumba and Bollywood dance.
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Hannah is Anxiety UK’s administrator. She is responsible for any administration work within the office. Hannah graduated from the university of Bolton with a degree in Criminology and Forensic Psychology. She obtained her counselling level 2 certificate in 2010 and has worked as a volunteer on the helpline before taking up the post of office administrator.
Hannah has a background of over 5 years of working in the voluntary sector.
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