Meet the Team
As a young man, Ralph started working down on the farm, but quickly realised that it wasn’t for him. But he knew he’d found his calling when he got involved in his first youth community project. Now Ralph’s determined to help people affected by mental health challenges get really involved in improving and where possible delivering services. Ralph enjoys his varied role and in particular working alongside volunteers and other organisations to create a culture where volunteers are valued, supported and receive great training. Ralph loves the film ‘Pulp Fiction’, the Greek island of Antiparos and really wants to learn to kite-surf.
Claire - Peer Mentoring Coordinator
I would describe myself as a people person, falling into the area of support work really by accident rather than from a clear plan, and I have worked within offending, homelessness, domestic abuse and mental health. I realised quite quickly that my passion and values align with providing support that enables, inspires and empowers others, these are the elements that form the ethos of the Peer mentoring Project that I coordinate, which successfully links statutory community mental health with the holistic approach of St Mungo’s, a Third sector organisation.
Outside of work I am quite creative with a passion for working with fabric and I also enjoy travel, seeing different places and experiencing different cultures.
Paul - Communications & Promotion Officer
Paul is passionate about music and has an eclectic taste. If he could go back in time, he would go to a Led Zeppelin concert with his family and friends, who would of course suddenly became Led Zeppelin fans. He realised that he enjoyed working with people when volunteering at a centre for physically disabled adults, building a good rapport with the clients, noticing the value added to their lives by the courses and activities on offer. This gave Paul the confidence and inspiration to get into this line of work. Paul is happy for the opportunity of working in this sector, with St Mungo’s Bridges to Wellbeing service, where he enjoys creating and promoting the great opportunities for volunteers, seeing them learn and grow in confidence; especially peer volunteers who may have found school stifling.
"I’m passionate about helping people to become motivated, open new doors, seeing what they’re capable of and realising their potential."