"When I heard the news about Stuart’s son, I was shocked and upset by it. By becoming a Trustee of The OLLIE Foundation I hope to make a difference to young people’s lives by using my skills on the board to help steer The OLLIE Foundation to success in the achievement of its aims."
Graham has 2 teenage sons and has lived in the district all his life. Now a business consultant following 32 years with a High Street Bank Graham brings Commercial experience to the board having worked with many SME's and charities.
"I am a Chartered Accountant who specialises in advising owner managed entities on a complete range of commercial and financial matters. I have two children and see on daily basis the pressures that young people are faced with. I have become a Trustee as I want to use my experience to assist The OLLIE Foundation with the fantastic work it is doing"
“Since TJ died my world has become an emptier place. If I can do anything to stop others experiencing this then that’s what I must do.”
Chris Sibley, Founder
"I have lost two members of my family to suicide and so this is a cause very close to my heart. It's something I feel very passionate about and I will do anything I can to help make a difference. I have experience of organising fundraising events and so I will oversee our events team."
I am a charity accountant who has known Stuart for the past 5 years. I got to know him and his 2 sons and was shocked and devastated when Morgan died. He was a wonderful young man and so his death affected everyone who knew him and indeed Stuart. As a mother of 3 children, supporting OLLIE gives me an opportunity to ensure my children have the information they need and understand that there are always choices they can make.
As a parent and member of my community, I believe we all have a responsibility to do what we can to ensure One Life Lost Is Enough!!
Specialises in young people's emotional wellbeing and mental health and emotional literacy in educational settings. She is one of the world's leading experts in TOC applications for behaviour and has published both articles and a book on this subject; Storytelling For Better Behaviour. Debi has also written for the Royal Society of Public Health, creating their Adult Mental Health Course and acting as a consultant for their Youth Mental Health Course.
Debi is the voluntary UK Director for TOC For Education (www.tocforeducation.com), a not for profit organisation that disseminates TOC thinking tools to young people and those responsible for them and is also a Trustee for Students4Students (www.students4students.org.uk) a charity that provides student mentors aged 16 and above to work with primary school children who need extra support with literacy and or numeracy to transition well into secondary education.
Debi has three children and has worked in education and health for 25 years. She currently works for YC Hertfordshire as a Project Officer overseeing their RSPH Youth Health Champions Course and the Empathy Project.
"I am a father of four boys, a GP and an NHS commissioner. We should all be concerned with the mental wellbeing of young people."