Our board


We have a board of 6 Trustees with wide and extensive experience in healthcare, arts, young people’s services, charity work and business.

We all share the same passion – to provide a high-quality service that can make a real and lasting difference for young people and their families.

About our board of Trustees:

Dr Paul Gray (Chair) – Paul’s background includes senior roles within children and young peoples services. He has experience of being a trustee for Exeter CVS including safeguarding responsibilities.

Ralph Haywood – Ralph has a senior role with local NHS mental health services and has experience of commissioning and managing services.

Dr Vik Mohan – Vik is an experienced GP for the student health centre at Exeter University who has an in mental health and how creativity can improve well-being. He is the founder of a leading international charity tackling sexual health and family planning.

Rhea Toney – Rhea is a Matron and Paediatric Nurse for the NHS and brings experience in working with young people who self-harm and are at risk.

Sue Shaw – Sue is a Director of a leading housing association and has experience of governance, strategy and development. She is also a qualified counsellor and passionate advocate for young people.

Andrew Stamp (Treasurer) has worked with developing commercial and social enterprise for many years. He founded Brain-in-Hand Ltd – is based in Exeter- which provides assistive technology for people with developmental and mental health conditions. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

We are also in the process of recruiting a young person trustee (under 25).

We have benefited from working closely with Dr Paul Dieppe, Emeritus Professor of Health and Wellbeing at Exeter University on our evaluation methodology.

About our Charity Director

Laura Blatherwick – Laura is our founder and an arts therapist who is also the Clinical Lead for arts therapies and specialist counselling within a South-West based NHS Psychotherapy Service.

We are a registered charity no. 1170692.