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”
> Charlotte – 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.
> Scott Mackintosh – supporting wellbeing through the PSHE school curriculum
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. A serial entrepreneur, Scott has launched multiple successful businesses over the years but his aim now is to become more philanthropic.
> 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.
> 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.
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> 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.
> 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.
> Andrew Pain – tackling the issue of female perpetrated abuse
Andrew is a TEDx speaker, high performance coach, social campaigner and third sector advocate. His TEDx talk, Domestic Abuse – not a gender issue is a must watch and one of the only TEDx talks to tackle the subject of female perpetrated violence.
> Clare Downham – coaching support for stressed-out professional
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 Inspire Radio
Steve is the founder of Inspire 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 Inspire Radio to partner with us and a play button to the station
A massive thank you is owed to the following people and organisations who have generously provided their time to help us achieve our mission