Chief Executive

Nicky Lidbetter



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.

Membership Coordinator

Glenmoure Kingsley-Nunes

Glenmoure Kingsley-Nunes

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.

To contact Glenmoure, please email

Services Coordinator

Dave Smithson



Dave Smithson is the charity’s Services Coordinator, responsible for the oversight of Anxiety UK’s roster of therapists as well as the charity’s helpline, volunteers and overall service provision. Dave also works alongside the Membership Coordinator to ensure that those seeking to benefit from the charity’s services receive the support they need.

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.

To contact Dave please email

Communications Officer

Terri Torevell



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.

To contact Terri please email

Central Support Services Assistant

Dan Heeney



Dan is our latest recruit joining us in the role of Central Services Support Assistant.

To contact Dan, please email