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Our peer support workers are passionate about providing free counselling sessions

Meet our peer support team

Elizabeth McDonald
Elizabeth McDonald

I’m Lizzie and I am a peer support worker at Mindsum. I have a background in business management and swimming coaching. This has given me practical experience with many of the most common mental health challenges affecting children. I have found special interest in motivations for adapting thinking patterns in children and teens.

Georgia Slattery
Georgia Slattery

I’m from Manchester and have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  I am extremely passionate about helping others who are experiencing mental health issues. 

I am excited to work with Mindsum as a peer support worker to offer a helping hand to those who need it.

Hayat Jaamac
Hayat Jaamac

My name is Hayat and I’m from the Netherlands but moved to London. Now, I’m in Manchester! My friends refer to me as the bubbly and outgoing one. I love fashion, music and writing my own little novels. But my heart lies with the community, our home. I want us to stand strong together and face the world’s struggles.

Hunter Isaac
Hunter Isaac

I have several years of practical experience living with, and supporting others with various types of mental health illnesses and I want to use that knowledge to help those struggling.

Sarah Royle
Sarah Royle

My name is Sarah and I am from Manchester. I have a bachelor’s degree in criminology and a master’s degree in policing and law enforcement. In both my degrees, mental health has been at the forefront, which is why I chose to work at Mindsum, as I want to help as many people as I can and make a difference.

Ysabelle Van Driessche
Ysabelle Van Driessche

My name is Ysabelle, and I was born in Belgium. I have an undergraduate degree in Sociology and have recently completed my master’s in social work. I can speak four languages, have a love of dogs and love to read and play/listen to music.  I have a passion to learn new skills and develop the ones I already have, but above all I love to help others in times of need.

Soroush Fereydoni
Soroush Fereydoni

My name is Soroush and I’m an aspiring psychologist. Having passed my Masters in Forensic Psychology and Bachelors in Psychology and grown up with mental health issues myself, I know first hand the damages they cause to our childhood and teenage years, and I’d like to help create a system that ensures that such suffering is not felt in the future.

Shantonia Lewis
Shantonia Lewis

My name is Shantonia Lewis and I am a qualified counsellor and it is awesome to join Mindsum! I love the arts, chocolate and Disney! As a Peer Support Worker, I would love to help children and young people on their journey with mental health, and work with them therapeutically as they reach their desired goals towards change. 

Daniel Manning
Daniel Manning

My name is Daniel, I’m 22 years old, I’m initially from Coventry but now live in Manchester. I am a massive fan of film and tv. I joined Mindsum as I have a real passion and interest in mental health and how it affects the world around us.

Koesha Lewis
Keosha Lewis

My name is Keosha, I had finished college in 2019 studying Triple Health & Social Care and went on to work for a charity that supports victims of Domestic Abuse as a ‘children and young people’s support worker’. I’ve joined the mindsum team because I’d like to help children and young people realise they are not on their own and be part of an amazing team implementing positive change.

Madison Denny
Madison Denny

I’m Madison. Since struggling with my own mental health while being younger I have always had a passion to get into the industry. When I came across Mindsum I couldn’t think of a better company allowing children to be in the comfort of their own home while receiving the best care.

Bethany Baker
Bethany Baker

My name is Bethany. I believe that helping other people can help me as well. With my personal experience of suffering from trauma and mental health issues, I can understand how this can affect other people. I studied drama, media studies and sociology. Sociology helped me think about the background of mental health traumas.  

Taeya Roberts
Taeya Roberts

My name is Taeya and I’m 24. I am a student studying Health Care management. I am a friendly outgoing person and enjoy communicating with others, The Reason why I joined Mindsum is it will help build my career and knowledge on young people who have mental health conditions. I am here to help, support and advice people to the best of my knowledge.  

Aida Dulskyte
Aida Dulskyte

Helping one another is something I strongly believe in. This is why I moved from Lithuania to get my Bachelors in Psychology at the University of Manchester. I am passionate about this cause, and hope to continue this mission together with Mindsum! Some things I cannot live without are music and the arts! Oh, and I absolutely love all pets!

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