MEET THE TEAM
LEAPS are very passionate about promoting teamwork and recognise the importance of not only supporting one another, but building each other up. Our Committee – those named in this page – very much appreciate how important the members are to Leaps and are hugely eager to encourage equality.
Chair: Aimee Wilson
Aimee joined LEAPS in 2017 as an Advertising Assistant and has secured funding grants for the group from The National Lottery Community Fund. As Advertising Assistant, Aimee also set up the group’s Twitter account and created their website.
In the group’s Annual General Meeting in 2019, the group’s Chair of three years nominated Aimee to stand for election as Chair and she was unanimously voted into position.
Aimee also works for St Oswald’s Hospice and has a blog with almost one million readers.
I feel as though I’ve been on a real journey in my time with LEAPS and becoming Chair feels like a real achievement. I honestly couldn’t be any more proud to work for such an incredible group that’s full of members who are kind, passionate, and trustworthy.
Social Media Manager
After our Chair began struggling to keep up with the maintenance of LEAPS’ Twitter account, the group appointed someone to take over this responsibility. Since the Social Media Manager joined the Team, there’s been a huge influx of followers on the Twitter account and a massive amount of interactions with the tweets!
Our Social Media Manager has qualifications in: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness, Suicide Awareness, Supporting Someone in Isolation, COVID 19 Psychological First Aid, and various other qualifications in Mental Health and Mental Illness.
Craig has been Secretary for LEAPS since 2010, after having a back ground in Administration as an assistant and has have been doing this intermittently since he was at school. In Craig’s spare time he likes to play darts on a Tuesday night and enjoys seventies and eighties music. Craig is particularly interested in Japanese culture and is in the process of doing his thesis on Japan. He has also previously played for the Northern League club. Craig is currently unemployed like many LEAPS members.
Hi, my name is Paul and I am privileged to be the treasurer of the support group LEAPS. The group has evolved since being founded in 2009, but our basic principles of helping and supporting others remains the same. Personally, I have met some great people through the group which I class as my friends.
LEAPS has had its highs and lows over the years, but we’ve kept in going! I feel it is now on a strong and stable foundation and will continue to grow and evolve.