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Meet the Rotherham Team

Name:
Ame Bannister
Job role:
Educational Mental Health Practitioner
Favourite food:
Beef Terriyaki Stir Fry
Dislike:
Slipping on ice, ice-skating and rollerblading. Being cold
Hobbies:
Coffee, walking, singing, laughing, spending time with friends and family, drawing
Favourite film:
P.S I Love You
Fun fact:
I speak Swedish. I don’t know my family history as a relative of mine was adopted to the UK during WW2. I want to visit the date line in Fiji and stand in two days at once.
My mental health care:
I… call my friends and family often, go for a walk, listen to music, cook food, laugh, dance.


Name:
Lucy Dormer
Job role:
Educational Mental Health Practitioner.
Favourite food:
Chinese Takeaway
Dislike:
Mushrooms, baked beans, rats and long journeys (I sometimes get travel sick).
Hobbies:
Going to the theatre, travelling, spending time with friends and family, watching dog memes.
Favourite film:
Moana (purely because of the soundtrack).
Fun fact:
I once climbed an extreme sports volcano by accident thinking it was a tourist friendly one… and survived (defo not an extreme sports kinda gal).
My mental health care:
I… Make sure I find time to relax by having a bath then painting my nails & putting a face mask on with a Disney DVD in my PJ’s


Name:
Janet Foster
Job role:
Senior Practitioner
Favourite food:
Lasagne
Dislike:
Celery
Hobbies:
Sewing crafting and exercise
Favourite film:
Lord of the Rings
Fun fact:
I am 5 foot 1 inch tall
My mental health care:
I… need to be quiet and reflect on my day what went well and what I am most grateful for


Name:
Michelle Heaversedge
Job role:
Clinical Lead
Favourite food:
Chocolate
Dislike:
Anything fishy!
Hobbies:
I love being outdoors, mountain biking or walking
Favourite film:
I can’t sit long enough to watch a full film
Fun fact:
I have two pugs called Frank and Albert
My mental health care:
I like walking the dogs and talking to my friends and family


Name:
Lauren Hubbard
Job role:
Education Mental Health Practitioner
Favourite food:
Anything sweet!
Dislike:
Revolving doors. Terrifying.
Hobbies:
Long distance running, yoga, bouldering, Journaling
Favourite film:
Greatest showman
Fun fact:
I don’t share food.
My mental health care:
I… Run, cook myself an exciting meal, meditate, read a good book.


Name:
Tanya Huff
Job role:
Education Mental Health Practitioner
Favourite food:
Fish and Seafood
Dislike:
Being bored
Hobbies:
Spending time with friends and family, climbing, netball, gardening, watching formula 1.
Favourite film:
Forrest Gump and Napoleon Dynamite
Fun fact:
I have played in the Women’s FA Cup four times
My mental health care:
I spend quality time at home with my partner and cats, or burn off frustration by doing sports.


Name:
Lyndsey Leebetter
Job role:
Senior Practitioner
Favourite food:
Pasta and a good Sunday dinner with all the trimmings
Dislike:
mushrooms, they look like slugs!
Hobbies:
Going to the caravan, organising and planning things, listening to music, I also like anything creative and making things.
Favourite film:
Lady and the Tramp
Fun fact:
I have lived in three different countries.
My mental health care:
I… like to walk my dog or sit in the garden and listen to music.


Name:
Jenny Murphy
Job role:
Educational Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP)
Favourite food:
Mac & cheese, Skittles, and Coke Zero (it definitely counts)
Dislike:
Snakes, olives and rollercoasters
Hobbies:
Reading books, playing video games, going to the cinema
Favourite film:
Howl’s Moving Castle, Zoolander and Mean Girls
Fun fact:
I have met Louis Theroux about 5 times and once my job was to guard his waiting room
My mental health care:
I spend time with my pets, get enough sleep and take time to do things I enjoy


Name:
Lauren Rayner
Job role:
Educational mental health practitioner
Favourite food:
Turkish/Mediterranean
Dislike:
Armadillos
Hobbies:
Seeing friends and family, eating out, horse riding, netball and the gym
Favourite film:
The Grinch (only at Christmas though)
Fun fact:
I have a horse called Vogue who is as sassy as her name would suggest.
My mental health care:
I exercise and socialise.


Name:
Laura Russell
Job role:
Educational Mental Health Practitioner
Favourite food:
Everything
Dislike:
Housework and snakes
Hobbies:
I love snowboarding, especially in Borovets, Bulgaria. I enjoy playing the drums and guitar. I spend lots of my free time sketching and painting. I also love Lego.
Favourite film:
Practical Magic, The Addams Family, Sleeping Beauty
Fun fact:
My family live on the beautiful channel island of Guernsey.
My mental health care:
I enjoy doing anything creative as I feel it allows me to express myself.


Name:
Abbie Twomey
Job role:
Educational Mental Health Practitioner
Favourite food:
Tortellini (filled pasta)
Dislike:
Spicy food, mornings, rats
Hobbies:
Pub quizzes, napping, caving
Favourite film:
Girl Interrupted
Fun fact:
I love bargain hunting!
My mental health care:
Write things down, make sure I eat healthily


Name:
Jemma Wignall
Job role:
Senior Practitioner
Favourite food:
Chinese
Dislike:
Coriander and unkindness
Hobbies:
I enjoy trips to Liverpool to see my family, drinking nice coffee and I recently joined a boxing class
Favourite film:
Beauty and the Beast, and The Grinch
Fun fact:
My dog is called 'Panto' because when he was a puppy he was always behind you
My mental health care:
I like to get a bubble bath with a cup of tea


Name:
Penni Wright
Job role:
Senior Practitioner
Favourite food:
Eton Mess
Dislike:
Cactus plants
Hobbies:
Spending time with my horse, Arts and Crafts, and baking.
Favourite film:
Matilda
Fun fact:
I've skydived from 16,000ft and zip lined across Snowdonia at 100mph.
My mental health care:
I practice yoga every morning. I find this is a great way to start the day and prepare for my day ahead with new energy and a clear mind.