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Meet The Team

We are a team of passionate individuals, youth workers, counsellors, mentors who have one common goal: to stop bullying, make a difference and inspire change.

Linda James MBE – Founder/CEO

Linda founded BulliesOut in 2006 following a career in mentoring, training and management. Linda, a proud Mum of 3 Sons, has won numerous awards for her work with BulliesOut, including Tesco Achieving Mum of the Year. Linda’s outstanding contributions to BulliesOut were recognised in the 2014 New Year’s Honours when she was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE), receiving her award from Her Majesty the Queen.

Neil Davies – Community & Corporate Fundraising Development Manager

A self motivated individual, Neil is an experienced Community Fundraiser with a huge knowledge of the Third Sector.  An ‘objectives achiever’ with a strong ‘can-do’ attitude, Neil is excited about joining BulliesOut and using his skills to help grow the charity further.

Lucy Howard – Head of Content and Media

A senior executive with strong skills in social media presenting and training, Lucy is a professional with a
background in intelligence and anti-corruption. Specialising in online bullying and e-safety, Lucy is also responsible for our social media strategy and digital activity, Lucy is also a Qualified Crisis Counsellor Volunteer for SHOUT .

Amie Fey – Head of Counselling and Mentoring

Amie, a qualified Counsellor, is our Head of Counselling and Mentoring and effectively manages the day to day delivery of our e-mentoring and ‘Talk 2 Us’ Counselling services to ensure they achieve their values and strategic objectives. Amie also runs her own counselling practice – Amie Leigh Counselling

Jo Morton-Brown – Freelance Trainer

Jo is a school based counsellor at a school in Essex. In addition to this, Jo also has her own YouTube channel Flourish which supports Happy Young Lives and supports the emotional well-being of young people. Jo is looking forward to supporting BulliesOut by delivering our work in the Essex area.

Tracy Boylin –  Freelance Trainer

Self-employed Tracy is the Founder of a company that focuses on work needed to bring culture change to organisations that have a poor and bullying workplace culture. Named as one of greatest leaders in Healthcare in book “Brainy Neuroscience for Engaged People” and Winner in “She Inspires” 2020 SHero Category, Tracy is looking forward to delivering BulliesOut  training to young people that will be the workforce of our future.

Emma Thomas – Trustee Secretary

Emma  works as a Governance & Complaints Officer for Linc Cymru housing where she has been employed for over 22 years. She is highly skilled in administration and has excellent organisational skills which enable her to manage high volumes of work in a pressured environment whilst adhering to deadlines set and required of both  herself and her team.

Kerry Bevan – Trustee

Kerry is the Head of Services for Wales at Guide Dogs Cymru leading the delivery of Adult, Children and Young People’s services to support people with sight loss and their families. Kerry is a dedicated and accomplished leader with proven success in developing, implementing and managing successful services and initiatives that enhance quality and efficiency. Outside of work Kerry enjoys trying to keep up with her very energetic toddler and riding around the beautiful Welsh countryside on her horse.

Deborah Holdaway – Trustee

A fully qualified ACA chartered accountant, Deborah has a Master’s degree in Finance, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and has 10 years experience working in internal audit teams. Deborah is currently the Senior Auditor at GoCompare.Com. Deborah has volunteered with charities internationally, and is a keen traveller. She regularly plays sports and is a member of several teams. Deborah enjoys dog walking and also plays the piano and guitar.  Deborah is looking forward to using her skills and experience to support BulliesOut.

Sarah Cutting – Trustee

Sarah started her career in charity working for St John Ambulance Cymru in 2017. Sarah has also worked on the campaign for the new curriculum of Wales and managed teams across the whole of Wales and the Safeguarding teams at both St John and Autistic Minds.  Sarah has also volunteered at Childline as a volunteer counsellor. Sarah is really excited about the work that BulliesOut does and being involved in furthering our message in our communities.

Frances Burgess – Trustee

Frances is a Chartered member of the CIPD and has over 30 years’ experience of HR management within both the private and not for profit sectors. Frances has a good working knowledge of Charity governance and was previously a Trustee at a local animal charity.  In her spare time, she enjoys walking, travel and reading crime novels. Frances has a keen interest in the work of BulliesOut having seen the effects on close family members and how important it is to continue to raise awareness within schools and workplaces.

Jennifer Barnfield-Lee – Trustee

Jennifer runs an  award-winning business within the publishing industry which specifically focuses of bespoke card decks which inspire and empower the user with specific information. Combined with the *PEPP method – Positivity, Empowerment, Power & Productivity, Jennifer teaches people from scratch how to create their bespoke card deck, right through to manufacturing and printing their decks too. Jennifer is looking forward to using her skills to support BulliesOut.

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Need to talk?

If you are being bullied or are concerned about someone who is, you can receive help and support from one of our trained Mentors through our e-mentoring service.

If you would like a Mentor to email you, please contact: mentorsonline@bulliesout.com

If you would rather speak to someone over the telephone, you can call Childline on: 0800 1111

For any community-related issues, such as anti-social behaviour, we would suggest contacting your landlord, the local police or your local environmental health department (where applicable), as we are unable to deal with these types of complaints.