Our Staff

Staff and volunteers

Here at SLO our staff and volunteers come from a range of different backgrounds, and have a variety of expertise, knowledge and experience. 



I am the founder of SLO and also Stephen's mum. I have three other children and five beautiful grand children. I have worked in care and support since 2014. My recent role was as a support worker with Youth Justice helping young people to make positive choices that will empower them to progress and fulfil their potential. I also have experience in community family support and residential care. 

I am qualified in Social Science and currently undertaking my Diploma in Counselling. I hold my SVQ Level 3 Children & Young People, and have completed training in Suicide Awareness & Prevention & Managing Suicidal Conversations. I have undertook a variety of other professional training courses which also help guide my understanding into the impact that suicidal thoughts and mental health difficulties can have on an individual, their family and others. My goal is to work intensely to ensure that everyone at SLO is skillful, knowledgeable, compassionate and attentive, so that we can offer a professional and safe support experience to our service users.


Team Leader

I am the team leader at SLO and Stephen's sister. I have experience of working with young people in a residential setting and I have also worked with adults that have autism, learning disabilities and mental health problems. 

I am qualified to HNC level in Social Services and I have my SVQ 3 in Children and Young People. I have completed my Managing Suicidal Conversations Training and I have my Level 3 certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems. I am also trained in providing emergency first aid at work.

We also have a great team of volunteers that are invaluable to the work that we do at The Stephen Lyon Organisation. Our volunteers are all trained and experienced in delivering person centred support. Many have worked in various areas of mental health, and bring with them their understanding, empathy, knowledge and experience to ensure that they deliver a professional, safe and confidential service.

Our board of Trustees

SLO has it's own board of trustees.

Geoff Reid


Stuart Bentley


Jean Jenkins


Joel Bentley

General Member

Claire Cotterill

General Member


Lian McDade

General Member