I am delighted to introduce myself as the new part-time Administrator for Being Alongside. I have worked as an administrator and office manager for many years, my last role being with another small charity working with families of children with a terminal neuro-degenerative condition. I have spent the last three years training for ordination and was ordained into the Church of England as a deacon in early July. I will combine my work for Being Alongside with my part-time curacy in two villages in Hampshire. I have three children, two of whom have chronic health conditions which has given me a passion for ensuring mental health is as much a subject for discussion as physical health; that it is “okay not to be okay”; and that kindness, love and compassion towards one another is more important than anything. I am delighted to be able to follow my vocation in the Church at the same time as using my charity management skills to promote the importance of spiritual care for all those living with mental health challenges. I look forward to working with you and for you.