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Helen Davey Mind In Bradford CEO

Helen D

Chief Executive Officer

Helen has more than 30 years’ experience working in the charitable and local authority sector. As well as overseeing Mind in Bradford’s strategy and operations, she represents the charity at district-wide boards and forums and is currently co-chair of the Mental Health Providers Forum and the Health & Wellbeing Forum, and a member of the Mental Wellbeing Programme Board. She is driven by improving health and wellbeing for all and her passions include being outdoors, enjoying great food and being an auntie to 12 nieces and nephews.


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Director of Equity & Quality (DCEO)

Frankie was formerly a trustee for Mind in Bradford for many years before joining the leadership team as Deputy CEO. She brings a wealth of experience in healthcare having worked across many specialities as a registered nurse before becoming a matron. Frankie is passionate about mental health particularly suicide prevention, LGBTQ+ mental health and menopause mental health. 

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Steven Bancroft Mind In Bradford


Business Development & Corporate Services Director

Steven swapped physical health for mental health when he joined Mind in Bradford in autumn 2022. Having led on commercial operations for a national sports coaching charity for over a decade, Steven returned to Bradford where he was born and educated keen to make a difference to those in need of support. Outside of work, he’s a keen football fan and season ticket holder at Bradford City. 

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Helen I

Director of Children & Young People's Services

Helen is a qualified Social Worker with over 10 years’ experience working with adults, children and young people in Bradford District and Craven, through the local authority and voluntary sector. In her role as a Service Director she enjoys supporting our Service Managers to ensure performance and quality are of the highest standard and our services effectively meet the needs of the people we support.


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Business development and corporate services

Christina Collins, Mind in Bradford


Service Quality & Impact Lead

Before joining Mind in Bradford, Christina worked for Rethink Mental Illness and has 10 years’ project management experience working with vulnerable and at-risk children, young people and adults experiencing mental health difficulties. Her roles have been in a range of settings such as Children’s Social Care, Youth Offending Team, Prisons and Schools. 

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Sara Hardman, Mind in Bradford


Head of Finance

Sara is a chartered accountant and tax adviser who has previously worked for KPMG and PwC. As Finance Manager she is responsible for all aspects of finance at Mind in Bradford, including receipts of funding and donations, and payments of invoices.

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Senior Finance Officer

Man clapping wearing a Mind in Bradford tshirt


Finance Assistant

Alan has many qualifications around mental health and understanding human behaviour. He is hugely passionate and believes education in mental health theory is key to recovery. Alan moved from service delivery to Central Services and now works in our Finance Team.

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Marketing and Communications Manager

Hayley joined Mind in Bradford in January 2022 with six years’ experience in Leisure, Drone, Travel and Property Marketing. This is Hayley’s first role in the Charity sector and she’ll be using her experience to make a difference to a cause close to her heart. Hayley enjoys coming up with creative campaigns to communicate life-changing messaging and outside of work likes climbing up rock faces and mountains!

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Marketing and Communications Officer

After four years of study at the University of Leeds, Laura is incredibly excited to join the team at Mind in Bradford and start her career in the mental health sector. Alongside her interest in graphic design and video production, Laura has a personal passion for promoting wellbeing and mental health awareness, and aspires to use her skillset to educate and help other people.

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Lydia Fundraising Manager Mind in Bradford


Fundraising and Business Development Manager

Lydia has been part of the Mind in Bradford team since 2021. She takes care of all things fundraising, from bake sales in your local primary school, to ultra-marathon runners and corporate partnerships. She is inspired by the local element of Mind in Bradford and loves working with local people and businesses to see positive change in our community. In her spare time Lydia enjoys running (slowly) and reading!

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Workplace Training Lead

Bryony has joined Mind in Bradford after four years working in adult social care. She is a qualified teacher and is passionate about education. This includes providing people with opportunities to develop and grow, especially in relation to their mental health in the workplace. Bryony is looking forward to working with local people and businesses to support their workforce and the wider community. Outside of work, Bryony is an amateur potter and enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog Bina. 

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Catherine Mind in Bradford


Personal Assistant to CEO

Asiya Ali, Mind in Bradford


Office Manager

Asiya is responsible for the smooth running of our city centre HQ and is often the first point of contact for enquiries. As well as administrative duties, she assists with HR and health & safety. She is also a qualified counsellor and works as one of our Recovery Workers.

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Memuna Mind In Bradford


Admin Team


HR Administrator

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