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Meet the team

Find out more about our committed and passionate volunteers, staff and trustees.

  • Staff

  • Volunteers

    • Penrith Shop Volunteers

      We have a team of 20 volunteers supporting our Penrith Shop working on the shop floor, making collections and in the stockroom. Contact Sammy Mcwhan on 01768 840679 to enquire about volunteering in Penrith or email us at or simply pop into the shop.

    • Appleby Shop Volunteers

      Appleby Shop Volunteers

      We have a team of 15 volunteers supporting our Appleby Shop working on the shop floor, making collections and in the stockroom. Contact Fiona Boyes on 017683 53494 to enquire about volunteering in Appleby or email us at or simply pop into the shop.

  • Trustees

    • Janet Buckley - Chair

      Janet Buckley

      Currently the Chair of CEMind, I have a life-long commitment to improving mental health services, both in my career and in my voluntary work. My background is in working in and managing community mental health services in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, and, since moving to Cumbia 20 years ago, I continued to work part time as a Mental Health Commissioner and as a lay member for Mental Health Review Tribunals. I have enjoyed having the opportunity to continue to promote good services and raise awareness about mental health issues in our local communities as a Trustee. Now retired I enjoy walking, gardening and grandparenting and being involved in village life.

    • Liz Dixon - Director

      Liz Dixon

      I have been a Trustee for Carlisle Eden Mind for approximately three years, prior to that I worked for Cumbria County Council for thirty nine years. I have worked in several Depts but spent most of my working life in the Treasurer’s Dept. and Social Services, which was later, changed to Adult Social Care. In the Treasurer’s Dept. the majority of my work was spent on Social Services doing budgets for Physical Disabilities, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health. In later years finance was devolved out to the relevant Dept’s and I was transferred to Social Services. In that time I spent a good deal of my time on Mental Health and for the last ten years I became a Contract Manager where I also spent a good deal of my time on Mental Health Services. On retirement I was asked if I would be a Trustee for Carlisle Eden Mind and the rest, as they say, is history.

    • Louise Maguire - Director

      Louise Maguire

      I qualified as a children's social worker 18 years ago and have worked for a number of different Local Authorities in the North of England before settling in Cumbria 10 years ago. I currently work for Cumbria County Council in a management role. I have a number of years experience working directly in supporting parents & young people with mental health difficulties. I am keen to contribute in the Trustee role to the provision of mental health resources in the community. In my spare time I relax by being out in the Cumbrian countryside either running cycling or swimming.

Useful information

  • Visit the Time To Change website (Opens in a new window)
  • Join our Team

    We have an established team of volunteers accross a broad range of roles. Working with supportive colleagues, volunteering with us is a great opportunity to build your confidence and give something back to others.

  • Find out more about volunteering at Mind

    Call us on 01228 543354 for more details about our roles.

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