Our Team

MHNE has a team of 2 core staff and a wider MHNE team consisting of support staff and volunteers, some of which may have lived experience of mental ill health or be caring for someone who does. All of the members of our team are dedicated to supporting our member groups and the people who use their and our services.

Lyn Boyd - Chief Executive Officer

LB1 Lyn joined MHNE during its formation in September 2005 following a career working in the fields of disability, social enterprise, social care, health, adult learning and community regeneration and capacity building.

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Neil Kelly - Chair of the Board of Trustees and Volunteer

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Neil began volunteering with MHNE in 2008 following a career with the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) where he was the Regional Project Officer for Mental Health in the North East.

Neil currently leads on the MHILEs project with MHNE and specialises in learning, employment and skills; Neil has been the Chair of MHNE's Board of Trustees since 2011.

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Our volunteers and support workers

MHNE’s team of volunteers and support workers are involved in every aspect of MHNE's work and provide expertise in a range of areas.  They have been instrumental in MHNE’s work including IT expertise, conference organisation, special project work, bid writing, e-bulletins and representing MHNE at meetings around the region.