Our Core Team
> Steve Phillip – Founder and Director
For more than 11 years, Steve ran a successful consultancy practice, providing coaching, training and as a keynote speaker in the world of social media and sales & marketing. However, on December 4th 2019, he received a call which would change his life forever – his son Jordan had taken his own life.
> Paul Vittles – facilitating transformational change to move towards zero suicide
Paul is a Research Fellow; a pioneer in the fields of community engagement, participatory democracy, and facilitating transformational change; plus a consultant, coach and counsellor. He’s the only person to twice be a finalist for the TEDx Sydney “best idea worth spreading” award – winning in 2011 for “Listen Hear: The Global Campaign for Effective Listening”
> Danielle Phillip - Operational Support
Danielle is Jordan's sister and for the past 17 years, she worked at a Lancashire primary school, helping young people as they began to navigate their journey in life. Arguably Danielle's work and raising her 2 son's has helped keep her busy, with little time to really dwell on the tragedy of losing her brother to suicide. As time passed, Danielle felt an increasing need to find some way to honour her brother's memory and it wasn't long before a conversation with her Dad, Steve, led to her taking a massive leap out of her comfort zone. In August 2021, she resigned from her role as a teaching assistant to join The Jordan Legacy as Operational Support, to help her Dad and The Legacy with the implementation and management of the organisation's suicide prevention and mental wellbeing strategies. You can connect with Danielle on LinkedIn by clicking here
> North Yorkshire Police
Our partnership with The Jordan Legacy began in May 2021 when we worked together to share Jordan’s story as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 with the main aim of raising awareness and to encourage conversations about mental health. Little did we know that the subsequent Facebook post on North Yorkshire Police’s Facebook page and the LinkedIn post by Jordan’s father, Steve, would reach such an incredible amount of people and encourage so many to open up and share their story. In the past 12 months, North Yorkshire Police recorded 32,117 incidents where mental health has been a factor - that’s up 543 incidents a month and 6,512 incidents in a year. Many people would be shocked to hear that a life is also lost through suicide every two hours in the UK. But suicidal thoughts and feelings affect thousands of us every single day, including those of us who work within the emergency services. Nothing can prepare you for losing a loved one, friend, family member or colleague to suicide. And that’s why it’s so important that we all continue to talk about suicide, end the stigma that surrounds it and encourage conversations around achieving good mental health. And with that, we are very proud to be working with The Jordan Legacy once again on World Suicide Prevention Day to bring colleagues across both North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service the first Suicide Prevention and Awareness Conference. It's okay not to be okay. Every mental health journey looks different. But remember that you are not alone, and you are loved. For more information about North Yorkshire Police Force, please visit their website here
> Steve Carr - Suicide First Aid Training
After experiencing a breakdown at work, Steve decided to raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health and homelessness by completing a challenge to walk from one end of Great Britain to the other. He undertook this challenge whilst he was still in recovery and also homeless himself. "I did this in the hope it would help reduce the stigma surrounding poor mental health and mental illness, and to demonstrate just how easy it was to lose everything and become homeless when we don’t ask for help." Steve walked and ran a total of 1000 miles, documenting his journey along the way by blogging about his experiences, as well sharing his story by video blogging (Vlogging). Creating a Facebook Group called “Mindcanyon”, Steve soon attracted more than 11,000 followers and members. Steve also attracted the attention of the national media and was interviewed during his challenge by ITV and BBC News channels, including on his way to No.10 Downing Street to visit the then Prime Minister David Cameron, where he hand-delivered a report about his findings on the failings in the mental health system. Following his 1000 mile challenge, Steve went on to qualify as a Mental Health First Aid and Suicide First Aid Trainer. He now regularly delivers talks to company employees and leaders and is an active mental health advocate on social media, with a specific message about the importance of asking for help, early intervention and taking a more holistic approach to recovery. Steve also works as an independent mental health trainer and as an associate trainer for mental health charities, including Grassroots and Mind. The Jordan Legacy is delighted to have Steve partner with us to provide Suicide First Aid Training to individuals and companies. Suicide First Aid training is one of the most important skills you can learn. We lose one person every 40 seconds, somewhere in the world, to suicide. Suicide kills more men aged 35-49 than any other event, including heart attacks, cancer, diabetes and road traffic accidents. You can contact Steve for more details about his training below. [email protected] www.mindcanyon.co.uk “Remember, asking for help isn’t about giving up, it’s about not giving up” Steve Carr
> Charlotte Heathcote - Senior Clinical Psychologist
Charlotte is a Clinical Psychologist by background, having worked with individuals, families, and systems within the NHS for over 7 years. Charlotte specialises in working with adults with severe and enduring mental health problems, but also has extensive experience in working with other populations across a range of settings, including prison, inpatient and community. On 4th December 2019, Charlotte’s life, as she knew it, changed forever, when she lost Jordan, her partner, to suicide. Charlotte’s motivation for the mission of the Jordan Legacy is clear; she vows to dedicate her professional career to supporting work that aims to reduce rates of suicide, in Jordan’s memory. Charlotte has a particular passion for influencing change within our mental health systems, and changing societal views around suffering and mental health. Tackling the issue of suicide is multi-faceted, and Charlotte is dedicated to addressing this issue from all angles.
> Harry Bliss and Champion Health UK Ltd
In 2018, when Champion Health was setting out as a new and exciting digital health and wellbeing company, its Founder, Harry Bliss, lost a close friend to suicide following an acute bout of workplace stress. From that moment, Harry and the team at Champion were galvanished into action and renewed their mission to become one of the leading workplace health and wellbeing providers in the world. Since then, hundreds of employees have experienced Champion's digital mental health training and employee health assessments. During 2021, the company's vision to become 'The Netflix of Wellbeing' is set to become a reality, with the launch of one of the most comprehensive digital employee health assessment and company reporting platforms available. Champion will also be launching a total wellbeing mobile app, which will enable employees to track their wellbeing daily and manage their health by referring to the app's highly personalised data. It has been proven that companies who implement a robust employee wellbeing culture can expect to see a £6 return (Deloitte Thriving at Work Report 2020) on their investment for every £1 they spend. Champion Health will help your organisation accurately pinpoint where you need to invest that spend, rather than guessing and implementing popular - though less effective - wellbeing strategies. For further information about Champion Health and how you can retain highly productive, healthy and loyal employees, please visit the company's website here.
> Alice Hendy - R;pple Suicide Prevention
Alice Hendy tragically lost her brother, Josh, on the 25th November 2020 to suicide. Josh was her only sibling, and passed away at just 21 years of age. Alice’s day job involves working in IT and Cyber Security, with experience working for global financial institutions and insurance firms in the city of London. After examining Josh’s phone and laptop following his death, Alice found that Josh had been researching techniques to take his own life. The content, available online following a harmful online search, is far too readily available and fails to provide enough of an intervention between a user searching for harmful content and the subsequent display of the search results. To ensure more help and support is given to individuals in mental health crisis and searching for harmful content online, Alice set up R;pple Suicide Prevention. R;pple addresses the lack of intervention and instead provides an immediate, vibrant display on a user’s device once they have been flagged as searching for online content relating to self-harm or suicide. R;pple is an online nudge technique which consists of a powerful message of hope, as well as providing a selection of mental health support resources in a range of different communicative options (call, text, webchat, self-help app, pocket resources). Through R;pple, an individual feeling despair and researching harmful content will be urged to instead seek mental health support they deserve and need in a way that works best for them. Please follow, like and share Alice’s story via her social media pages and newsletter below: Newsletter Registration: Opt-in here Facebook page: Find here Twitter: Follow here Instagram: Follow here LinkedIn: Personal profile here Website: Find here Email: Message Alice and R;pple here Crowdfunding: Visit R;pple's JustGiving page here
> Jodie Hill - Thrive Law
Jodie Hill originally trained as a barrister then cross-qualified as a solicitor. In 2018 she became the founder and Managing Partner of multi-award winning Thrive Law. Jodie has specialised in employment law throughout her career and has a keen understanding of this complex legal sector, particularly D&I issues, together with all HR related issues. Jodie also has a passion for helping to encourage understanding around mental health and has a strong desire to help end stigma surrounding the subject, to create a happier, healthier workforce. This passion can be seen in her campaign: #OneMind, to bring mental health to the top of the business agendas, with her campaign being featured by Sky News, the BBC, The Times, The Law Society Gazette, Yorkshire Post and other key media. Jodie’s campaigning has been recognised by many, which recently led to her being shortlisted for several Law Society Excellence awards, she awarded a fellowship of the Royal Society for Public Health. In 2019 she became a Law Care Champion and in 2020 she launched This is Me Yorkshire, and appeared on the InsideOut Leader Board as well as being awarded their Advocacy Award. Thrive Law have won two prestigious awards in 2019 for social mobility and diversity and inclusion. And again in 2020! Thrive were also featured by the SRA in their disability leadership campaign and by the law society in their managing mental health in the workplace guidance for their culture. Thrive are now the only small firm who were asked to be an EDI mentor for the Solicitors Regulation Authority. In 2019, Jodie also founded Thrive Women - part of her ongoing mission to enable women to ‘Thrive’ in the workplace - and is disrupting the world of Employment Law as a female entrepreneur with her own firm before the age of 30. Jodie was recently appointed to the Law Society’s Employment Law Committee in 2020 where she will be at the forefront of the changes post Brexit and COVID. Jodie is frequently asked to comment in national media (TV, radio, print and online) on a range of employment law, mental health and D&I issues. Jodie can be contacted via LinkedIn here and Thrive Law via their website here. You can also follow Jodie and Thrive Law on Twitter: @Iamjodiehill @thrive_law
> Therapy Centre Services
The Jordan Legacy is delighted to have partnered with Therapy Centre Services, who are an established Counselling Service and an Organisational Member of the BACP providing a wide range of counselling services and solutions for individuals (adult & children) and employers. TCS offer online and telephone counselling services for as little £30 (£25 if you reference The Jordan Legacy CIC in the Additional Information section of the referral form). You can refer someone you know or self-refer by following this link. Their private counselling service provides access to counselling appointments for as long as you need them and the service is not time-limited (they do not limit clients to 6-8 sessions) like many Charities or free counselling services. Therapy Centre Services aim to offer affordable and accessible counselling services to people presenting with any presenting issue, either personal or work related. The TCS TEAM The TCS team consists of Counsellors in Training and Qualified Counsellors who provide clients with a safe and confidential place for them to explore their thoughts, and feelings which may be causing distress or difficulty. They offer a non-judgemental space for all client and all of their team work in accordance with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy’s Ethical Framework; BACP’s Ethical Framework TCS counsellors use a variety of counselling approaches to suit the individual needs of the client (Integrative Counselling, Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focussed Therapy, EFT and more). Should you specifically want to work with a Qualified Counsellor please advise this at the initial contact. All of the team though, are trained to a high level of competency to practice with Therapy Centre Services. Full details about Therapy Centre Services can be found on their website here
> Scott Mackintosh –Think Methodology - Digital Partner
Scott is a joint owner of, and Director in The Methodology Group, a group of companies working specifically in data analytics, digital transformation and technology platforms. Scott believes that the challenge for charities, particularly post Covid, is not just to remain relevant, but to remain sustainable - trading helpful knowledge is a way of doing both, which ensures the mission of reducing social isolation and to increase the independence of those living with a visual impairment or other disabilities is delivered for a very long time - . a very similar mission to that of the The Jordan Legacy CIC. Scott partnered with The Jordan Legacy because of his shared values, philosophies and goals in wanting to design and deliver optimal mental health and help reduce suicide. Reflecting on Jordan’s life and what took him to that tragic moment in 2019, Scott thought about his own kids, especially his son who has Sensory Processing Disorder, which often causes him to feel anxious and stressed. His fear is that if we don’t create a positive and inclusive environment for our young and vulnerable community, more will end up at that same moment Jordan found himself. Scott is a family man, married to Laura for 20 years and a doting dad to Isabella (Issy), Ellis, Marielle (Mimi) and Leonora (Lenny) the English Bulldog!* He’s also a proud Scot, who wears his kilt at every opportunity!
> Gemma Oaten – SEED – Eating Disorder Support Services
We are delighted that TV and film actor, Gemma Oaten, has joined our team of partners in her role as Patron of SEED – Eating Disorder Support Services, which was founded in 2000 in Hull, East Yorkshire by Marg Oaten MBE and Dennis Oaten with the aim to increase awareness of eating disorders and provide more support to those
> Andy McMenemy-Clin.Hyp. D.Thyp.(Dist) MHS (Accred) – Peak Personal Performance / Suicide Prevention
Andy is an award winning speaker, facilitator, leadership development mentor, personal development coach and behavioural change specialist. At one point in his career he collapsed through stress and decided to leave a highly successful corporate position to rebalance his life. Andy went on to become a highly trained Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist.
> Julija Savina
Julija is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Mental Health First Aider and a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy. Importantly, Julija is someone who has overcome significant challenges in her life to create a successful career helping others to deal with whatever life throws at them. Here's what she has to say about who she is and what she does: I work by taking a personal approach Every person is unique and has their own view of the world, influenced by their beliefs, thinking, feelings and behaviour. I build a bridge between you and me that allows change to happen. Hypnotherapy is about you I can hear you because I listen. I can understand you because I accept you. I don’t judge and I can see the uniqueness in you So we can achieve change by working together to improve your mental health and achieve your full potential Heal your – negative experience past traumas Break free –from limiting beliefs, fears, phobias, stress, depression, and anxiety Strengthen your – confidence and build your inner resilience Take control – of your eating habits, achieve a healthy relationship with food and feel good in your skin Know your direction – find yourself, have a clear goal and focus on it Clear your mind from “I can’t” to “I can” Improve– your well-being and get better nights of sleep My story I came to England from Latvia when I was 15, isolated from my friends and having to start life again without being able to speak English and without qualifications. Shortly afterwards my father was killed in the street in Riga. I have worked hard to overcome these challenges, find my own way and battle my demons. I have always had to battle against the wind. My journey took me to working in healthcare with clients with terminal illnesses and challenging behaviours. I fell in love with making a difference to people’s daily lives and the work rewarded me with an understanding of people and an ability to work with and empathise with people living with difficult circumstances and challenges. As a Clinical Hypnotherapist I work with businesses and individuals giving people a life jacket for support; a torch to shine a light and find the way and a gear stick to help change gear and change direction. I absolutely love spending times outdoors connecting with nature, for me it is like escaping with my best friend. I am active and enjoy group walking, running, tennis and of course a bit of chill with yoga. I am drawn to handmade art and crafts where you can see passion and soul. I love my life and food to be full of flavours and variety. I enjoy movies that are inspiring and show people’s resilience; one of my favourites is Shawshank Redemption. My favourite Quotes; “change your life by changing your outlook on life” “live your life with joy not as if it’s a chore” Hypnotherapy is my passion. I bring my experiences and skills together to help you to achieve your desired change. Get in touch every step you make is already a change. Take control of your Life Julija Savina www.julijasavina.com [email protected] contact number-07760352842 Connect with Julija on LinkedIn here
> DSC Chartered Accountants
DSC Chartered Accountants has been supporting Yorkshire businesses for over 50 years, with offices in Harrogate, Leeds and Skipton. Founder of The Jordan Legacy, Steve Phillip, has been a client of DSC since 2009 - they supported his Linked2Success consultancy practice with financial planning and annual accounting for over 11 years. Following Jordan's death, Steve wound up his consultanct and training business to focus full-time on running The Jordan Legacy CIC and it was during a conversation with Accountant, Janet Corbridge, about whether DSC would take on the management of accounts for The Legacy, that Janet not only said yes but that there would be no fees to pay! DSC has made a wonderful commitment to supporting our work at The Jordan Legacy and is another example of how charities and businesses can come together for the wellbeing of communities. DSC take time to get to know their clients and their businesses and can help them with complex business decisions, finances and growth. Whatever the size of your business, and whatever your ambitions, their experienced team will take care of everything from payroll, bookkeeping and year end accounts to financial planning, audit, and tax. DSC will also you maximise your wealth through investments and efficient tax planning. For further information about how DSC can support your business's finances, you can visit their website here.
> Dr Sonia Hutton-Taylor – Burnout and career evaluation expert
Burnout is different to feeling stressed, according to leading expert, Dr Sonia Hutton-Taylor. Stress is usually a pre-cursor to burnout – you’ll know you have burnout if you constantly feel exhausted and sleep does not leave you feeling refreshed or you take a weekend break and feel worse than you did before you went away.
> Dick Moore
Educated at Durham and Newcastle Universities, Dick has been an English teacher, rugby coach and, for almost 23 years, a headteacher. In September 2011, Dick's 3rd son, Barney, took his own life. Since losing Barney to suicide, Dick has spoken at over 350 schools, businesses, universities and conferences around the world about his passion for the emotional and mental health of young people. In 2012 he became an instructor for Mental Health First Aid, a trainer of the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and attended an ASIST course focusing on suicide intervention. Dick has appeared on BBC Breakfast, ITN News, BBC Radio 5 Live and numerous local radio stations and gave a TEDx talk in 2015 and a Head talk in 2018. Talks/Workshops Dick provides talks to teachers, young people and parents and also to businesses cover a range of inter-related topics such as: Grief and loss Depression Anxiety Stress Teenage malaise or emerging mental ill-health? Self-harm Adolescent development Tips for coping with your adolescent Tips for your adolescent coping with you! Is your business mentally healthy? Each talk is tailored to the profile, needs and style of the audience. He also offers to review a school's provision, its policies and its approach and to make suggestions for the future with a view to becoming a mentally healthier school. Youth Mental Health First Aid Dick offers the Youth Mental Health Champions Course to individual schools or organisations, or to groups of schools. Youth MHFA is an internationally recognised training programme designed specifically for people who teach, work, live with or care for young people. The training provides information, tools and techniques to promote a young person's mental and emotional wellbeing and to enable participants to support a young person who might be experiencing mental and emotional distress and will teach you how to: Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem Provide help on a first aid basis Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm Help prevent a mental health illness from getting worse Help a young person recover faster Guide a young person towards the right support Reduce the stigma of mental health problems The Youth MHFA course is accredited by the Open College Network (3 credits at Level 3 on completion of a workbook) and can be delivered to between 6 and 16 participants. Listening Although not a doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist or qualified counsellor, Dick spent many years as a teacher (and over twenty years as a headmaster) - he understands that some young people — and their parents — often find it difficult to take the first step towards finding help. Dick is always happy to chat about the issues involved, or just simply provide a sympathetic, non-judgemental listening ear. For more information about the services Dick Moore provides, please visit his website here.
> Nicki Eyre – Preventing and resolving workplace bullying – including cyberbullying
Nicki is the founder of Conduct Change and believes that everyone deserves to feel heard, valued and respected. During her career, Nicki has experienced both opportunity and adversity, including her own experience of feeling bullied at work, and is able to bring this wealth of experience to her role as a coach, speaker and trainer.
> Clare Downham – coaching support for stressed-out professionals
Becoming a Headteacher by age 39, whilst bringing up 2 young children and supporting her husband who was experiencing his own mental health issues, Clare knows what it’s like to experience overwhelm, stress and eventually total burnout.
> Steve Twynham and Yowah Radio
Steve is the founder of Yowah Radio. Sometimes talking about mental health and suicide prevention needs to be as much about HOPE as it is about sadness - hope that we can make a difference and save lives. The Jordan Legacy is really happy that Steve agreed for Yowah to partner with us and a play button to the station can be found on our Home page. They broadcast online across the world with listeners in twenty-eight countries. Their focus is about: Lifestyle. Health & Wellbeing. Personal development. Inspirational guests from around the world. Inspirational quotes. The inspirational book of the week. The mediation Hour And with great music too. Steve has worked on a number of radio stations here in the UK and on American platforms and he presents his inspiring breakfast show between 7am and 10am which is probably the best way to start your day.(Steve’s words). With feelgood music to start your day and the true or false quiz along with the fun game ‘What song are these words from?’. Steve's show features inspirational guests, the inspirational book of the week and it's simply a great breakfast show and a great way to start your day. Steve also works as an Inspirational Coach, speaker and Hypnotherapist. One of Steve’s favourite quotes is ‘Amazing Things Rarely Happen In Your Comfort Zone’. Steve has worked in the area of Personal Development for over 30 years helping people to break limiting beliefs and let go of the things that have been holding them back from and living a rich and meaningful life. During this time Steve has become known as ‘The Happy Coach’. Passionate about why we do the things we do, even when we know they do not support us Steve trained and qualified as a Life Coach & Clinical Hypnotherapist. Steve truly understands that everyone he works with is an individual, tailoring his approach to each person that he helps to make a change. This could be Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy, or a blend of both and here are a number of ways you can contact Steve: LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevetwynham/ His own website https://www.stevetwynham.com/category/radio-podcasts/ At Inspire Radio https://www.inspireradio.co.uk/inspire-radio-contact-details/ Listen to inspirational podcasts https://www.yowahradio.co.uk/yowah-radio-contact-details/
> Lucinda Edwards – Fundraising and Community Events
Lucinda’s career spans some 16 years in the charity sector as a Professional Fundraiser (Minst Cert MSc). During this time she has been responsible for organising community and business events attended by thousands, has led on the development of business, income and marketing strategies and managed teams of sales, events and administrative professionals.
> Dr Liz Walder FRSA MCIPR – Design Out Suicide
Liz is currently a Visiting Lecturer at WISA (Wales Institute of Science and Art) at University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Her PhD, on the subject of the Royal Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), was awarded from the School of Architecture at the University of Liverpool in 2012.
A massive thank you is owed to the following people and organisations who have generously provided their time to help us achieve our mission