Staff

Nicky Lidbetter

Chief Executive

Nicky is the Chief Executive of Anxiety UK. She is also the Founder of Self Help (a user-led mental health charity that is commissioned to provide NHS mental health services across the North West of England), and Director of Mental Health for the Big Life Group. Nicky has an MSc in Advanced Practice Interventions in Mental Health (Primary Care) from the University of Manchester and has chaired Manchester’s Mental Health Provider Engagement Group since 2010 along with sitting on numerous local, regional and national mental health groups. Nicky has collaborated over the years on a range of national research projects and is an honorary lecturer at the University of Salford. She has a keen interest in agoraphobia and panic disorder, and has a background in applied neuroscience.

Nicky’s extensive career in mental health spans over 20 years and has included serving as non executive director of Manchester Mental Health & Social Care NHS Trust and prior to this, Manchester Mental Health Partnership. She was also Director of the charitable company ‘Anxiety Disorders Conference’ – and had responsibility for organising national mental health conferences. Nicky is a former Non legal member of the Employment Tribunals Judiciary – Ministry of Justice and is a UK England Athletics accredited running leader and coach.

Nicky was awarded ‘Citizen of the Year’ by Manchester City Council for services to the people and communities of Manchester.

In 2015, Nicky joined the Lifefit365 project as an Ambassador.

In 2017 Nicky’s work in campaigning to improve better transport and mental health was recognised with a TRL Academy award and in 2018 Nicky was awarded the Gold Women’s Voice Award in the Above and Beyond category by Salford University on International Women’s Day

Nicky Lidbetter

Glenmore Kingsley-Nunes

Shop and Membership Manager

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.

Glenmoure Kingsley-Nunes

Dave Smithson

Services Manager

Dave Smithson is the charity’s Services Manager, responsible for the oversight of Anxiety UK’s roster of therapists as well as the charity’s therapy service provision. Dave works closely alongside the Membership Manager 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 was formerly a Trustee for a Merseyside based charity and previously worked for a youth based charity where his role also included event management and fundraising.

Dave Smithson

Matthew Delooze

Helpline, Volunteer and Office Coordinator

Matthew is the Helpline, Volunteer and Office Coordinator having joined the team initially as Therapy Services Coordinator and Administrator in April 2018. He is responsible for overseeing our daily Infoline, email, live chat and text message services, recruiting and supervising our team of volunteers and participation group and overall office coordination.

He is currently undertaking his Level 3 in Counselling Skills. In his spare time he likes baking, going to the theatre, and reading.