Brett works in the NHS as a Clinical Specialist and Psychotherapist within Adults and Children’s teams. His clinical work includes psychosis; forensic therapy; trauma; drug & alcohol misuse; neurodevelopment conditions; and families and disabilities. Brett has a zest for undertaking research that will lead to professional improvements, in a rapidly evolving mental health landscape, which is core to his professional values. Brett is a confident speaker and has addressed audiences on mental health and its impact on our society. As the elected Chair of Mind in Croydon, Brett provides strategic leadership and clinical guidance to the delivery of the charity’s services.
Trustee (Deputy Chair)
David Martin-Clark has been a Trustee of Mind in Croydon since 2011 and a member of the Finance and General Purposes Committee since 2013. He was involved with Mind in Croydon at the time of its founding in 1967 and has followed its fortunes ever since. H e has had a long career in the field of international marine insurance and served as both Chief Executive and Chairman of his firm. He was based in London but worked also in Hong Kong for some years. His voluntary work has included an involvement with listening therapies, with the Housing Association movement, with the CAB and in the selection of local magistrates. He is a lawyer by training and continues to work in the field of dispute resolution as an arbitrator and mediator. He has taught extensively at post-graduate level in the UK and abroad. He has four grown-up children and has had experience of mental illness within the family. He enjoys swimming, hill-walking, visiting art galleries and trying to speak foreign languages.
A former legal assistant in an insurance company and a service user, I have been involved with Mind in Croydon since 1994 firstly as a client and a Trustee since 1995. I am currently the Treasurer and Equal Opportunities Officer. I also support HR and recruitment in the organisation, and take part in many staff recruitment panels.
Previously employed by Croydon Council, I was referred to Mind in the early 1970s and have been involved as a service user and then as a trustee for well over forty years. I am now an honorary life member and link trustee for Fairfield House. Over the years I have actively supported Mind in Croydon through community activities and in the early days would go into the community with other members with collection boxes and to man the information bus which was situated outside the Whitgift Centre. I’m well known by local Councillors and MPs as a strong advocate and voice for the members of Mind in Croydon.
Shukri has over 5 years’ experience working in the charitable sector and is currently the manager of a Carer support service. With a degree in law and postgraduate degree in teaching, she felt drawn to the opportunities the third sector provides to people wishing to make impact not only within their communities but also nationally. Shukri has experience of partnership working across education, social care and mental health services. She also has an excellent track record of producing positive outcomes for vulnerable young people, their families and Carers through the provision of a wide range of support services. Shukri is passionate about mental health, BME engagement and equality. She enjoys baking, travelling and believes that allowing time and space for creativity is crucial to wellbeing. Throughout her career, Shukri has continued to build knowledge of mental health and is looking forward to contributing to the great work Mind in Croydon staff provide.
Niamh joined Mind in Croydon as a Trustee in 2018. She is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cardiology at St George’s Hospital and has worked for the NHS for 30 years in total. She is married with 2 children and has a 10 year old foster child placed permanently with the family since 2016. She has linked up with the ‘Active Minds’ project at Mind in Croydon as she enjoys most sports and is a keen golfer herself.
Jon has over 25 years experience in senior leadership roles working with Telecoms, Social Care and disruptive technology businesses across UK, Europe, CIS, Middle East and Africa. With backgrounds in Psychology, Marketing and Digital, I have a human-centric approach to my work. I currently have a Service Design and Research business running ideation workshops to discover actionable insights, innovating and transforming user experiences. I'm also consulting with a media and entertainment company in Saudi Arabia. I have worked with charity organisations throughout my working life from the Gates Foundation in Tanzania, Refugee camps in Mei Sot border, the Rape Crisis Centre In Dublin as well as fundraising and marketing for many others.