Who runs Re:Minds?
Gill Waring - Founder & Chief Executive Officer
I founded Re:Minds in 2015 as I found it hard to find local support for parents in my position, I never imagined it would evolve into what it is today. Before this, I was a primary school teacher and a SENCo with a background in pastoral care and counselling.
I have three children, two of whom receive support from CAMHS for autism, ADHD, anxiety...and many other things! My interests include walking my dog in the New Forest to escape the chaos of home, nature, Netflix & reading.
Angi Carey - Deputy Chief Executive Officer
I joined Re:Minds on the very first session and made friends for life. Previously, I worked for a local disabled children’s charity, raising funds through bid writing.
I have 3 children and the youngest is Autistic and has ADHD. My personal hobbies include crochet, practising mindfulness and working on my bullet journal.
Lucy Hume - Training & Development Lead
Lucy is another member of the team and has been with Re:Minds from the very early days. Lucy previously ran our crisis care support and advice clinics, she is now moving to a new role, overseeing and delivering the courses we run.
She has 1 child who has autism and ADHD. Her interests include puzzles and visiting theme parks, she also loves Disney.
Teresa Bridges - Diversity Lead for LGBTQ+
Teresa has been with Re:Minds since the first meeting and we were delighted when she became part of the team in 2021. Teresa's has a wealth of knowledge to support our families around LGBTQ+ issues and is always on hand to offer advice, guidance and support.
Amy Billows - Crisis Care Lead
I've been taking a break from work for the past couple of years as I have been a full time carer for my daughter who has severe mental health issues, complex PTSD, Autism and ADHD (amongst other things!) so I have a lot of personal experience of Crisis Care. I also have a son who has Autism and ADHD.
I love all things sparkly, catching up on the latest reality TV series and painting my nails as I find it therapeutic and relaxing!
Emma O'Sullivan - CAMHS Peer Support
I'm excited to be a part of the Re:minds team. I am deeply passionate about supporting neurodiversity and emotional wellbeing and am hopeful that both my professional background in mental health and lived experience with autism and ADHD will assist me in helping local families access the support they need.
When I am not working, you might find me chilling on a river on my paddleboard or finding new adventures in my reliable (but rusty) camper!
Amy Slater Bell - Autism Course Practitioner
I am joining Re:Minds fresh from being at home with my children for their early years. One of those children has opened my eyes to neurodiversity and I am passionate about educating and supporting others on that same journey. Outside of work and my kids, you can usually find me gaming, reading and wrangling my two overly-adored cats whilst ignoring the laundry.
Emma Reed - Course Practitioner
I'm joining Re:minds after working in health care. I have two children one has ADHD and the other Autism. I am passionate about working here and being able to support parents in this journey. If I get the time you will find me in the kitchen cooking and baking.
Lynne Moss - Course Practitioner
I’m excited to be working for Re:Minds, supporting parents and carers. I have 2 children, one of whom is autistic. Before joining Re:Minds I was a primary school teacher and Senco. I really enjoy reading, watching films and helping my children with their Lego models.
An honorary Director and advisor and a Consultant Nurse for Southampton CAMHS
We have an amazing team of volunteers who do a range of things to support Re:Minds, from running groups with us, attending meetings with professionals, attending interview panels, giving feedback on changes to services, supporting other families virtually and face to face, helping to run events....we really couldn't do it without them!