Meet the Team
Meet the Trustees
Susy Lenihan (Chair)
is semi-retired from working, for many years, in the financial sector. She has an active interest in charities which support the welfare of young people and those affected by addiction.
Dinah Wellenkamp (Treasurer)
is a former business manager with many years’ budget monitoring experience.
Debra Hawley (Secretary)
is a former lecturer at Wiltshire College. She previously spent ten years working as a customer services manager in the private sector.
John Pendrey (Trustee)
is a retired engineer. He has thirty years’ experience as a trustee and coach to youth sports teams.
Meet the Professionals
is a qualified counsellor with 13 years’ experience in supporting families affected by addiction. She works with Families Out Loud to provide assessment and counselling sessions. She also facilitates the support group meetings.
is a qualified counsellor who runs her own private counselling practice. She has also worked with Wiltshire Mind. Alongside this, she has run her own hairdressing business for 10 years.
has worked in the field of addiction for several years. She is an experienced facilitator who is trained in safeguarding.
Meet our Champions
Dr Jan Gentaku Mojsa
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Visiting Fellow, School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University
Families Out Loud offers something very rare. That rarity is to be found in the people who hold the charity and its service to families journeying with addiction. Rather than hiding issues in a shadowy corner, Families Out Loud lovingly and skilfully enable issues to be raised, and words to be spoken. In my view, they have the richest of things – a depth of compassion and knowledge that arises out of experience.
I offer my total support for this unique charity in its support of families struggling to both survive and make sense of the pathways of addiction. They are a family in its truest sense – being there when the going gets tough, offering the kindness and firmness that helps each other to become more of who we are.
News & Updates
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