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Infoline: 08444 775 774*

Mon-Fri 9:30am - 5.30pm

Text Service: 07537 416 905



Nicky Lidbetter

Chief Executive

Nicky is the Chief Executive of Anxiety UK, a national charity that supports those affected by anxiety disorders. 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.

Nicky Lidbetter

Gary Holt

Operations Manager

Gary is the charity’s Operation Manager, responsible for the operational delivery of the organisation’s diverse service provision playing a key role in ensuring service and business continuity as well as providing input into a range of areas and projects across the charity.

He graduated from the University of Manchester in 2000 with a Social Policy Degree and has since gained experience of working in the field of mental health managing a variety of service types for large mental health charities.


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

Therapy Services Co-ordinator

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 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 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

Sian Easton

Communications and Marketing Co-ordinator

Sian is the charity’s Communications and Marketing Co-ordinator and joined the team in January 2017. She is responsible for co-ordinating Anxiety UK’s communication and marketing needs. Her responsibilities include managing the charity’s social media profiles, responding to media enquiries, and raising the overall profile of the charity.

Having graduated from Glasgow University, Sian went on to work with a number of charitable organisations and social enterprises. Building on her marketing experience, and keen to support third sector organisations in our increasingly digital age, Sian has recently undertaken a Diploma in Social Media for Businesses and Charities.

Sian Easton

Nicole King

Office Administrator

Nicole is the charity’s Office Administrator who joined Anxiety UK in February 2017. Nicole is responsible for leading on all administrative duties across the charity, including providing admin support to the Anxiety UK staff team. Nicole has over 8 years administrative experience in different sectors include legal and insurance