To understand better how we can help you perhaps we should start by telling you a bit about us first.
Keri is one of the founding members of Curve Foundation and has been a part of the team for the past 4 years, something she is very proud of. She has worked in either finance or construction for most of her career until she decided to venture out on her own and set up her own events company. However, she will tell you her greatest achievement is being the proud mother of two daughters Chase and Reyna and her husband, Trevor, helping them achieve their goals as a vet and musician. Keri is a confessed Book Worm and loves nothing more than snuggling up with one of her 4 cats and a good book. She also enjoys cooking and trying to make the Lyra aerial hoop look graceful.
Jacqueline has worked in the construction sector for over 25 years, having started as a Construction broker in the City of London. She is now the Business Development Director at Orbit Architects, a London based practice, and has been with them for over 10 years. She is a keen traveller and also spent 5 years working in Australia. Jacqueline is a self-confessed culture vulture, loves architecture, and shares time with her family, often on an adventure somewhere. Married for 18 years, Jacqueline and Paul have two children Rebecca 20 and Jack, 17. Jacqueline is committed to supporting Curve in giving these underrepresented conditions a voice and platform to raise awareness through personal experience and acknowledging the lack of support groups and information on mental illness and developmental health issues.
Tim joined the Foundation in 2020. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, primarily with the city regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, and its predecessor bodies. He has also worked for the London Stock Exchange and the Bank of England. Tim’s experience lies in policy-making, international negotiations and delivery of complex, strategic projects. Tim is a longstanding, passionate supporter of children’s charities and a child sponsor, and this passion motivated him to get involved with the Foundation. Outside of his work with the Foundation and his career, Tim enjoys spending time with his family, reading, socialising and running.
Ian joined Curve in February 2022 and brings with him more than 30 years of experience working within the pharmaceutical industry. He has worked with several major companies during which time he has enjoyed a wide variety of roles within the UK and Europe. This broad experience has enabled him to develop leadership skills and enhance his strategic thinking. Since 1995 as an independent consultant and mentor he has worked with organisations and individuals supporting their journey in pursuit of excellence. Ian passionately believes in focussing on people and their families, rather than diagnosis or labels. Socially Ian has played a wide range of sports and has led, captained and been a board member of cricket and rugby clubs. He enjoys walking with his wife and dogs, gardening and would class himself as a keen cook!
Lee has spent his whole career working within small charities. Specialising in development, he would describe himself as a jack of all trades, master of none. Over the last 15 years, Lee has built up a wealth of knowledge on voluntary sector operations and has undertaken a range of roles for both national and local charities. At the beginning of 2020, Lee started offering small charity consultancy on a full-time basis to support more organisations. Lee began working with the Curve Foundation in the Autumn of 2020 and currently provides the charity with financial and governance support. When not helping charities, Lee has a passion for music, playing many different instruments and bringing up his young family.
Katie started with the Curve Foundation in September 2021 as a Mental Health Support Worker. That autumn term, Katie began working at Moulsham High School one day a week, to support students facing low level mood and anxiety problems. Each week Katie runs two group sessions, one for 12-14 year olds and one for 15-16 year olds. Both sessions help students work through a range of anxiety problems whether they may stem from school, social activities or are generalised anxieties. The sessions incorporate peer support from fellow group members, provides skills and techniques to reduce anxiety and encourages the creation of weekly tasks to help build personal self esteem and confidence in problem areas. There is also time after the sessions for group members to access one-on-one support if they wish to talk further.
I joined the charity in November 2021. Having three children has made me realise the importance of young people’s mental health and what a difference a charity like the Curve Foundation could make to anyone struggling, especially after seeing how difficult the transition from primary school into secondary school was for my eldest daughter during the pandemic. Before my third and final child who is now five months old I worked in the care sector. Along side working for the Curve Foundation, I am also studying towards my nursing degree.
Hi, I’m Emily, and I love being part of the Curve Foundation. My role within the charity is to work closely with the families, manage the PR side of things and spread the word about what the charity does. Raising awareness of mental health and working with young people is something I am incredibly passionate about and is very close to my heart.
Alongside my work with the charity, I am also a professional actress and presenter and have worked in this industry for the past 20 years.
When I’m not working, I love spending time with my little girl Lily. We love doing arts and crafts and going for long walks with our dog Harry.
I enjoy reading, sewing and catching up with friends and family.
My name is Yasmin and I have worked for the charity since February 2020. I enjoy being creative on our Social media channels, so check them out, plus getting involved with the finances and spreadsheets, I do love a spreadsheet!!
I also love the outdoors and an interesting fact about me is that I could fly before I could drive!
Our Wonderful Supporters
Taylor has worked in the Construction industry for over 20 years. Personal experience of childhood bullying and its damaging effects on mental health are among the many reasons Taylor joined Curve back in early 2020 as a trustee to share insights into his own journey and banish the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Taylor stepped down as a trustee in August 2021 but remains a caring supporter of the charity, the picture above was Taylor undertaking the charity’s Miles over Mind fundraising campaign in May of this year.
Natalie Russell is a full-time personal trainer. Along with her clients, Natalie has supported the Curve Foundation by taking part in our 100KM challenge ‘Miles over Mind’ to raise awareness for children’s mental health. We are thankful for all the hard work and effort Natalie and her clients made so that more children and young people can access vital mental health support. Feel free to get in touch with Natalie about her next Curve Foundation Challenge @nats_fitness_pt.
We are grateful for all the support we receive from both individuals and organisations.
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