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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.


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.



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.


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!



Steph Mann

Mental Health & Wellbeing Worker

I provide mental health and wellbeing interventions to women, usually through email and phone calls.