Meet Our Trustees
Hi, I'm Sally Nutbeem and am currently Chair of Trustees for Mindful, having been invited to join as a trustee in 2015. I am passionately interested in dementia and have previously worked in this field for both Age UK and the Alzheimer's Society. I also volunteer for Dementia Friendly Shaftesbury. My leisure interests include nature, wildlife, playing table tennis, sport generally and walking our dog through the beautiful Dorset countryside.
Hi, I'm Barbara and I am currently Mindful's Membership Secretary. I have volunteered with Mindful for about 10 years, and help to run the Gillingham and Stalbridge Cafes on a regular basis. I am also involved in a variety of other local voluntary activities. I worked as a POPP Wayfinder for 9 years, giving me an insight into supporting clients in the community.
Hi, I'm Mike and I help to run the Men Marching On group. Having taught science and IT for many years, I am now working as the Roman Catholic Chaplain at HMP Guys Marsh. I am a permanent deacon in the Catholic Church, married to Barbara, with three sons and one grand-daughter. I enjoy singing, playing the guitar, and spending time with my family.
Hi, I'm Peter. I first became involved with Mindful through singing and playing the piano at our cafes. In 2019 I was invited to become a trustee. I am also a trustee of the House of Illustration, the UK’s first museum celebrating the art of illustration; and Mercury Musical Developments, which promotes writers of musical theatre. I also volunteer with the Princes Trust.
Hi, I'm Tara. I first visited Mindful cafes in 2017, accompanying a friend with early-onset dementia. I was invited to join as a trustee in January 2019 and now run the online side of Mindful. I regularly attend Mindful Cafes with my little dog, Scooby. I am a qualified Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England) and I'm working towards qualification as a counsellor.
In my spare time, you can find me out and about with my dogs and family, or exploring the country in our campervan.
Hi my name is Michelle.
I started as a volunteer at the Gillingham Mindful Cafe in February 2020, and recently I have been invited to become a trustee with Mindful.
I worked in the care sector for many years and I look forward to working alongside the Mindful team.
I enjoy walking, nature, singing, lawn bowls and spending time with family and friends.