Meet the Trustees and Committee
Meet the Trustees
Susy Lenihan - Trustee
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 - Trustee
is a former business manager with many years’ budget monitoring experience.
Debra Hawley - Trustee
is a former lecturer at Wiltshire College. Prior to that, she spent ten years working as a customer services manager in the private sector.
John Pendrey - Chair of Trustees
is a retired engineer. He has thirty years’ experience as a trustee and coach to youth sports teams.
Jordan Holloway - Committee Member
is a community mental health worker studying for her mental health nursing degree. She joined the team after receiving invaluable support from the charity.
Susanna Lisle - Trustee
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 lends support to the FOL team. She has several years’ experience in supporting family members affected by a loved-one’s addiction. Donna is also trained and experienced in working with teenagers and young adults.
has worked in the field of addiction for several years. She is an experienced facilitator who is trained in safeguarding.
is a qualified counsellor and support group facilitator with Families Out Loud. She has many years’ experience working in the field of mental health.
is a qualified counsellor who has supported families and children affected by addiction in private practice, rehabilitation centres and with charities. She now feels honoured to be supporting adults and young people with Families Out Loud.
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.
Wiltshire Artist and Textile Designer
As a mother of four children, two daughters with addiction, one in recovery and one still battling to embrace change, I am very aware of the devastating impact this can have on the family. Thirty years with an addicted family member with very little professional support, Families Out Loud was recommended to me by one of my daughters and I reached out to them for help.
They have been an anchor and an amazing support to me in dealing with traumatic incidents that have occurred in the last couple of years. My thanks go to them for being there for me and for the amazing work they do to help families.
Wiltshire Councillor & Trowbridge Town Councillor
Chair of Trustees – Trowbridge Future
Business Support Consultant
Vice Chair of Board of Governors – The John of Gaunt School
Governor – Studley Green Primary School
Charities that are born out of personal experience and genuine compassion provide not only a vital service to those in need, but also enrich the wider communities in which they are embedded. Families Out Loud is such a charity. Created by, and for, those understanding the impacts addiction can have on families, it provides an essential lifeline. I’m very proud to support Families Out Loud who I know are making a difference to people in our community every single day.
Health and Wellbeing Coach
Bradford on Avon and Wiltshire PCN
As a recovering addict I was blinkered to the hurt I was causing my family. With an organisation like Families Out Loud, families and loved ones of people in addiction can get the support they richly deserve and need.
News & Updates
Families Out Loud is excited to announce that The National Lottery have awarded us 3 years' Salary Funding for the two part-time freelance roles of Fundraiser & Marketing Coordinator.During our first 5 years, all back office functions - including...
Families Out Loud (FOL) Volunteer Barbara Pearce recently won the Women’s Institute Design and Make a Tote Bag Competition. Not in my Name, in support of White Ribbon Day, was open to women across England, Wales and the Islands, raising awareness of the need to end...
Families Out Loud services will soon be available at The Practice Rooms in Salisbury (link opens in new window). Please get in touch for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org