Meet our Team

Each and every one of our employees represents the ethos and culture of an organisation that is proud of its 30 year history. We are committed to not only recruiting and keeping people with diverse experience and skill sets to ensure an effective workforce, but a well-rounded, talented and complementary team.

Read our staff team spotlights to learn more about our enthusiastic and skilled team. We are impressed and we know that you will be.

Dr Alexander Priest Ė Chief Executive

"Hello, I am Alex and I oversee all threads of the charity to drive improvement giving the best possible support for our service users. Before joining South Somerset Mind, I was a lawyer in Bristol and Chief Executive of an educational not-for-profit in the City of London. Outside of work, I farm with my young family in South Somerset."

Caroline - Finance Manager  

"My name is Caroline and my role as Finance Manager means that I am responsible for the financial records and governance in accordance with UK statutory and Charity Commissionís requirements.  

I am part of the Senior Management Team and as well as being committed to assist with the delivery of the organisationís business plan/strategy, I whole heartedly support the aim for the charity to become a forward thinking modern organisation. I am excited by the changes that lie ahead to ensure our sustainability in providing support to those who need our services."

Sharon - Fundraising Manager

"Hi, my name is Sharon & my role as Fundraising Manager means I am responsible for finding funding for the projects we run, as well as the organisation as a whole. I enjoy being part of an organisation that makes a difference to peopleís lives and look forward to the challenges fundraising brings."

David Fields - Community Fundraising Manager

"I joined South Somerset Mind in January 2018 after a 36 year career in the Royal Navy. I am very enthusiastic about trying to make a difference for people suffering from mental health issues through a concerted campaign of local fundraising to support our excellent service delivery team and expand our services. Volunteers to work with me and help coordinate fundraising events are very welcome! Please keep an eye on our fundraising pages for ideas and events.My email is you". 

Nadine - Operations Manager

ďMy name is Nadine and my role within South Somerset Mind is manage all of the projects that we run. In my spare time I enjoy wellie walking through the woods!"

Annie - Senior Wellbeing Support Worker  

"I am Annie and I am a Support Worker for the Wellbeing Outreach Project. My role is to run the Wellbeing groups across South Somerset as well as offering 1-to-1 support for people. In addition, I am the Support Worker for our Community Day held weekly. I joined South Somerset initially as a Volunteer in 2006 and found the role to be an extremely rewarding and enjoyable one. I became a member of staff the following year."  

Jess - Senior Wellbeing Support Worker

"Hello, my name is Jess and I am a Support Worker for the Wellbeing Outreach Project. I run the Wellbeing group in Frome. Outside of work I like to practice what I preach; filling my days with as much creativity and activity as I can. I particularly love to bake, listen to music and take long walks in places I can explore"

Leanne -Support Worker

"Hello, my name is Leanne and I am a Support Worker for the Wellbeing Outreach Project. I run the Wellbeing groups in the Mendip area."

Faye - Gardening Coordinator

"Hello, my name is Faye and I coordinate the Vanessa Gardening Project. The project meets at our allotment where we enjoy being outside, participating in various gardening activities throughout the seasons. The environment is relaxing and can also help with keeping fit. Outside of the project, I like to garden at home and cook and share food with my friends. I also love rambling in the woods and paddling in the sea."

Glenn - Service User Champion

"Hello, my name is Glenn and I am the Service User Champion. My role is to collect feedback from those who access our services and report them to management who then respond to them as necessary. I also aim to identify problems or gaps in service provisions. In my spare time I enjoy watching trains, playing video games and playing music in my band."

Annie - Youth Matters Coordinator

Hi, I'm Annie and I love working with our young people who access Youth Matters.  I have  also worked  in education, forest school and children's homes.  What do I like doing in my spare time - having fun! 

Jon - Lead Wellbeing Navigator - South Somerset

Hi my name is Jon and I am the lead Wellbeing Navigaor for the South Somerset area. I will be working with people on a one to one basis providing support and encouragement to help popele make steps forward in their lives. I have many interests outside of work but mostly I enjoy spending time with my children and when I have time I like to build things from either metal or wood.  

Anna - Lead Wellbeing Navigator - Mendip

Hi, Iím Anna and Iím the Lead Mental Health Wellbeing Navigator for Mendip. Iíve worked in mental health for many years and am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I love working with people and supporting them to make positive changes to their lives, I have a big passion for social justice and I love the natural world and animals .

Sarah -  Wellbeing Navigator & Community Engagement Coordinator

Hello I'm Sarah and I am the Wellbeing Navigator for South Somerset and Mendip. Along with Glenn & David, I am also on the PR team and write our quarterly newsletter. I have a degree in Psychology and have previously worked for Mind in Greater Manchester. In my spare time I enjoy long walks in the countryside, live music and baking!

To keep up to date with what the team is working on, you can subscribe to our newsletter by emailing our Fundraising Team.

Contact Us

South Somerset Mind
Unit 4, Yeovil Small Business Centre,
Houndstone Business Park,
Yeovil, BA22 8WA

01935 474875

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