Brian Hanley

Interim CEO

Brian joined Mind Yourself in August 2015 as Head of Services. Originally from Co. Clare, Brian has lived and worked in London in the mental health charity sector since 2007. He was awarded a BA in Psychology and Sociology at Trinity College, Dublin in 2006 and an MA in human resource management at Birkbeck, University of London [2015]. Besides mental health, Brian is passionate about mindfulness, social justice, organisational psychology, music, art and travel.

Judith Orr

Fundraising & Events officer

Fundraising and Events officer.
Judith joined Mind Yourself in August 2016. She grew up in Belfast in Northern Ireland and moved to London in 1977 to do a BSc in Psychology at University College London and has lived here ever since. She has worked in many different fields including publishing and bookselling. Her interests are politics, writing and reading.

Ruth Melican

Community Health Navigator

Ruth joined Mind Yourself in February 2017. Ruth is originally from Dublin and has been living in London since June 2015. Having previously worked in Falls Prevention, she got a feel for helping people to improve their health through physical activity and she is keen to further promote health and well-being among Irish people in London. Ruth enjoys keeping fit – regularly runs and enjoys playing sports such as hockey and tennis.

Mary Pierce

Volunteers & Groups Coordinator

Mary is a native Londoner but her mother is from County Cork, so she spent many summers in Bantry on the beautiful south-west coast and feels a strong connection to Ireland. She joined Mind Yourself in February 2017 and has a background working in the voluntary sector running projects to support people to develop their skills and confidence through voluntary work. She also has experience in teaching ESOL working with minority groups in Tower Hamlets. In her free time she likes to paint as she originally trained as an artist.


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