Humber Recovery & Wellbeing College

Promoting Good Mental Wellbeing

MEET THE TEAM

The Humber Recovery College is made up of diverse and passionate tutors, peer support workers, administrators and volunteers many of whom have lived experience themselves. We proudly use our individual strengths to share and support our students during their recovery journeys. We are a welcoming and friendly team. We can’t wait to get to know you a little better, so we only thought it fair that you could learn a bit about us too!

LAUREN SAUNDERS

Recovery College Tutor

 

“At heart I’m a practicing visual artist but my working background is in supporting people with mental health difficulties in in-patient units delivering meaningful activity and having a lot of fun in the process! I’ve been doing that for a few years now and I find it very meaningful considering I also have my own lived experience and am on my own recovery journey. When I’m not arts and crafting, I love a bit of archery when I get the chance or seeing/experiencing new things but day-to-day it’s all about watching comedies and documentaries!

My favourite quote has got to be “Everything will be okay in the end, and if it’s not  okay, it’s not the end of the world!”

ACHO ELENDU

Recovery College Administrator & Tutor

 

My background is in computing (Software Engineering), Tai chi, Mindfulness Meditation and Martial art's. I really enjoy teaching and imparting my knowledge onto others . I have worked for the NHS trust for Several years withing the education and training department . I am very active person and enjoy cycling,  football, keeping fit, playing computer games and reading. Oh...and also i am a huge star wars fan too.

 

 

LORETTA PRESTON

Positive Assets Employment Support Officer

 

“Proud to be working in the NHS for over 30 years! I have always been passionate about helping people, my background is in nursing but more recently I have been helping people with their recovery via their journey into employment. My hobbies include anything crafty and music, I love live music and you will often spot me at festivals!!”

LES MOTHERBY

Senior Employment Worker

Paid work can be an important part of recovery, and I have 17 years of experience helping people with health challenges move nearer to or into work. Away from work I can be found gaining an enormous sense of wellbeing from feeding the squirrels, birds, hedgehogs and other creatures that live near my home, and researching, writing about and collecting pieces of football kit history, particularly that of Hull City AFC. For the Hull 2017 City of Culture year I curated an exhibition of Hull City player worn shirts called Tiger Rags, celebrating amber, black and other colours worn by the club. I’ll get round to writing a book on the subject eventually.

SAM PEARSON

Positive Assets Project Assistant

 

“I’ve been in my role as a Project Assistant in Positive Assets for 8 months, previously working in an administrative role. I have a passion for helping people and encouraging them on their journey. I really enjoy Zumba and playing badminton too-and meeting with friends!

 

My favourite quote is ‘Tough times don’t last. Tough people do”

The Humber Recovery College is very fortunate to have a team of dedicated peer support volunteers… who are absolutely amazing and incredibly valued! We look forward to working with you over this Summer’s prospectus.