Community Development Lead
After studying Psychology at Liverpool Hope University and working in a wide variety of settings, Holly always wanted a career where in which she could support and empower others. At the start of her career, she worked in supporting roles within further education as well as volunteering with a range of charities, opening her eyes to just how much of an effect poor mental health can have on people’s lives. She started to experience her own mental health challenges making her more passionate than ever about helping others to overcome their wellbeing.
In 2013 she became a volunteer for Lancashire Mind alongside her full-time role as a Careers Coordinator in a sixth form college. Holly contributed as much as she could to a valuable organisation who offered members of the community information, guidance, and support in how to keep their wellbeing high and therefore, look after their mental health in the long term. This experience led to a change in career direction eventually, and in 2015 Holly became a support worker with another mental health charity, Richmond Fellowship. Gaining first hand experience of supporting people to become more socially included, learning more about how working with people within non-clinical community settings, empowering people with the confidence and self belief to keep themselves well.
In 2017 Holly was successfully appointed to work for Lancashire Mind in Community Development. Then in 2019, she was promoted to Community Development Lead. Proudly and happy to be able to lead a skilled and passionate team who work hard to deliver a positive preventative message to Lancashire communities.
“Mental health is what truly makes us human, and that is why it is so important to me to be part of a movement with the aim of equipping people with the tools and confidence to look after their mental health, in order to live a fulfilled and happy life.”