Left to right: Anne Woods (Participation Officer), Carla Rosenthal (Participation Officer), Jane Cooke (Senior Officer Mental Health - Interim), Jackie Newey (Projects Officer).
Jane was the DIY Futures Project Manager at PAVO until May 2014 when the lottery funded project came to an end. She is currently working as the PAVO Senior Officer Mental Health (Interim).
Jane works three days a week (usually Mon - Wed) based at our Ddole Road offices in Llandrindod Wells. You can contact her by ringing 01597 822191 or emailing jane.cooke(at)pavo.org.uk
Read Jane's blog post on Power and Participation.
I joined the team in October 2015 as a Participation Officer. After graduating from university last year with a Psychology degree I have been volunteering for the last 15 months at Carmarthen MIND. I was also appointed mental health mentor to help university students with their mental health problems at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Angharad is currently on maternity leave.
Anne joined the team in May 2015. She is working on the Comic Relief funded participation project. You can read more here.
Anne works 3 days a week (usually Mon, Tues & Fri) and is based at our Llandrindod Wells office. You can contact Anne by ringing 01597 822191 or emailing anne.woods(at)pavo.org.uk
You can read about Anne's experience as a volunteer at the Commonwealth and Olympic Games here.
Carla joined the team in March 2016 to cover for Angharad's maternity leave. She was previously editor of Headspace magazine for Powys Mental Health Alliance.
Carla is based in our Llandrindod Wells office. She works 3 days a week, usually Mon - Wed. You can contact her by emailing carla.rosenthal(at)pavo.org.uk or ringing 01597 822191.
You can read more about Carla in her blog post: You don't have to be mad to work here but...
I have been a Projects Officer for the team since September 2009. I support team projects, such as redevelopment of our website and management of the Powys Mental Health blog, and external projects – such as helping voluntary sector organisations in the field of mental health to grow in strength and ability. My base is the PAVO office at Plas Dolerw in Newtown, but my work takes me out into the wider Powys community to meet with mental health groups, both third sector and statutory.
I am keen to encourage partnership working, including working with individuals with a lived experience of mental distress. I would also like to find out more about how diet affects our mental wellbeing, as I am a keen organic gardener (outside work!)
In my spare time I am a Seed Guardian for the Heritage Seed Library. I grow old varieties of vegetables, such as peas and climbing French beans (with amazing names like Cherokee Trail of Tears), and then collect the seed which is distributed to other members of the charity (part of Garden Organic). This helps prevents these old varieties from dying out altogether. I am also a trustee of The Quilt Association based at The Minerva Arts Centre in Llanidloes.
I work 3 days a week, usually Mon, Tues & Thurs. You can contact me by ringing 01686 628300 or emailing jackie.newey(at)pavo.org.uk