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Meet the Team

We employ a team of facilitators who work on a sessional or casual basis. We have a team of trained counsellors who work on a voluntary basis.


The core staff members are:

Lucinda Boocock

Mental Health & Welbeing Worker

I facilitate courses like Anxiety Management, Coping With Depression, Positive About Me, Mood & Food and Better Out Than In (Anger Management). I am passionate about supporting women to feel more in control of their mental health and more positive about themselves.


Mandy Johnston

Business Administrator

I provide line management and support to our Admin Team. I am responsible for overseeing all admin and office systems and procedures. I am also responsible for all financial systems associated with Tyneside Women’s Health.


Sophie Mitchell

Sessional Worker

I support Tyneside Women's Health by covering for other members of staff when needed.


Jo Pearson

Counselling Coordinator / Mental Health & Wellbeing Worker

I am the Counselling Coordinator which means I manage the referrals into our counselling service and provide line management support to our team of counsellors.  I also run the Wellbeing Group, the Reading Cafe, and support with other services. 


Elaine Slater

Chief Executive Officer

It is my responsibility to ensure that all of our services run smoothly by supporting the facilitators and administration staff behind the scenes.  If you would like to come and discuss any areas of improvement, areas of good practice or any suggestions you might have about new things we could try, I will be happy to listen.


Mandy Snee

Mental Health & Wellbeing Worker

I deliver dance and bellydance workshops to help women improve their mental health.


Layla Priest

Mental Health & Wellbeing Worker


I facilitate the domestic abuse services here at Tyneside Women’s Health. These include the ‘Undoing the Damage of Domestic Abuse’ course and the ‘Safer Women’ support groups. Feel free to get in touch with me regarding these courses and I’ll be happy to help. I also run some of the other mental health courses at Tyneside Women’s Health. I’m passionate about the benefits of group work and the power of women supporting other women.



Laura Bailey

Mental Health & Wellbeing Worker / Engagement Worker 

As an Engagement Worker I facilitate our Welcome sessions which means I am often the first person you will meet at TWH. I will also stay in touch with you throughout your membership and offer you chances to review your involvement so you get the best out of being here.

I'm also the staff point of contact in Linked Women supporting women to progress their involvement at TWH, to publish our in-house newsletter and I enjoy flexing my own creativity to write the Link Up e-newsletter each month.



Amy Burns

Mental Health & Wellbeing Worker

I facilitate the drop in sessions, some of the creative groups and other activities at Tyneside Women's Health so you will see me there!



Clare Armstrong

Receptionist & Administrator 

I am usually the first person you will speak to either on the phone or in person when you want to access Tyneside Women's Health's services.  Feel free to ask me anything and I will do my best to answer and point you in the right direction!