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Meet the team

Meet the Team

Kate MacArthur

Kate MacArthur

Participation Co-ordinator

Tel 07855 161273
Email Click here to email Kate MacArthur

Kate leads on BLUEs and Bouncing Back delivery, Youth voice including supporting Members of Youth Parliament, the Cornwall Youth Council and SENDitForward Youth Voice group, Kernow Connect Apprenticeships, events and promotions including school PHSE days, freshers fairs, community events and countywide events.

Donna Hobday

Donna Hobday

Targeted Co-ordinator Lead

Tel 07976 073492
Email Click here to email Donna Hobday

I oversee youth workers one to one delivery, Silvercloud support and targeted groups

Rob Moule

Rob Moule

Universal Delivery Lead

Tel 07921 940586
Email Click here to email Rob Moule

Rob leads on coordinating open access youth groups and free to access activity programmes in school holidays. 

 

Karys Vanstone

Karys Vanstone

Restormel Young Person’s Practitioner

Tel 07921 494648
Email Click here to email Karys Vanstone

I’m Karys, a young person’s practitioner for the Kernow Connect Service, I deliver 1.2.1 support to young people and work alongside the team to deliver group work in the community and in schools as well as organise youth groups and activities in the restormel area.  My favourite place to be is on the beach, I also enjoy going for long walks with friends and family.

Bronagh Perry

Bronagh Perry

Carrick Young Person’s Practitioner

Tel 07540 919340
Email Click here to email Bronagh Perry

My name is Bronagh and I am a Young Person’s Practitioner for mid-Cornwall. I have just started my role in Kernow Connect, but I have worked for Action for Children for nearly 3 years in the Young Carer’s Service. I will be helping to organise and deliver youth groups/clubs in local areas to young people aged 11 and over and delivering activities throughout Cornwall. I will also be involved in the Blues Programme in schools and providing 1:1 sessions in the Carrick area. I am looking forward to an exciting new adventure supporting our young people!

I enjoy meditation, spending time with my family and being out in nature, especially the beach, which is my happy place.

Lynsey Matthews

Lynsey Matthews

Carrick Wellbeing Practitioner

Tel 07872 675059
Email Click here to email Lynsey Matthews

Hi I’m Lynsey, I work as a trainee Wellbeing Practitioner for children and young people using CBT therapy to help improve mental wellbeing, I have previously worked for Kernow Young Carers as a Family Support Practitioner within Action for Children. I love my work, being able to help young people is what I have always aspired to do in life. In my personal time I enjoy creating art, geeking-out online, and spending time with my loved ones.

Alice Lee

Alice Lee

Specialist Delivery Lead

Tel 07976 073497
Email Click here to email Alice Lee

Alice leads on the specialist element of Kernow Connect which involves: triaging, managing the Wellbeing Practitioners, providing clinical supervision, and being a Wellbeing Practitioner myself! I have been in post since February 2022, but have been part of the Kernow Connect team for a year prior to this. I have a huge passion for working with children and young people, specifically focusing on improving their mental health and wellbeing, and providing them with skills to uphold this in the long-term. I could not be prouder to work with such an amazing team, as I am sure you will find out! Outside of work, I spend most of my time walking my dogs, exploring new places, and as my team know all too well – eating! I also enjoy writing music, reading, being active and spending time with my loved ones.

Dee Elding

Dee Elding

Restormel Wellbeing Practitioner

Tel 07976 073491
Email Click here to email Dee Elding

Hi I’m Dee and I’m one of the trainee Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners for the Restormel area. I am currently working my dream job! Helping children and young people with mental health issues which I am so passionate about doing. I love to be able to go out and visit young people and do my best to support them. In my spare time I enjoy wood walks, beach walks, DVD nights in, spending time with my family, friends and 2 children.

Jamie Wright

Jamie Wright

North Cornwall Young Person's Practitioner

Tel 07855 161128
Email Click here to email Jamie Wright

I’m 45 and live in Bude with my wife, 2 girls and a Ted the giant dog!

I’ve been running a youth group in Bude for the past 8 years, this is my main passion. Other things I love doing are hiking, camping, mountain biking, bodyboarding & skateboarding, but my age as slowed me down so I have to make time to relax by reading, watching movies and sleeping!

Lee Martin

Lee Martin

Penwith Wellbeing Practitioner

Tel 07976 073494
Email Click here to email Lee Martin

Penwith Wellbeing Practitioner

Amanda Stowe

Amanda Stowe

Young Persons Worker

Tel 07855 161207
Email Click here to email Amanda Stowe

Hi I’m Amanda, I have recently joined AFC Kernow Connect but have worked with S.P.A.C.E for several years. I left my position as assistant teacher for the Nurture room in Brannel School to become more involved with the mental health and well being of our young people in Cornwall. I am very excited about this project and can see the numerous opportunities it will offer our young people, their families and local communities.

Out of work you can find me foraging for my herd of skinny pigs and house rabbit, it has earnt me the titles of “crazy guinea pig lady” and “hedge diver” amongst my friends. I am a Mum to two teenagers, love outdoors, yoga and socialising with family and friends 😀

Adele Pellow

Adele Pellow

Penwith/Kerrier Young Person's Worker

Tel 07855 161 251
Email Click here to email Adele Pellow

Hi, I am Adele, I joined Action for Children, Kernow Connect in January 2022. I am passionate about supporting young people to succeed and thrilled to be a part of such an amazing and dedicated team. I look forward to supporting young people in a variety of ways to build the skills and strategies they need to allow them to live happy, fulfilled, and well-balanced lives.

I have previously worked in schools for several years and more recently in residential care for young people with SEMH. I have successfully completed the Trauma Informed Schools Diploma to become a Practitioner and in my spare time I am studying towards a BSc Honours in Psychology. I am committed to continuing my professional development to ensure I can provide the best possible support to young people.

Outside of work I can be found walking the beaches and the beautiful Cornish countryside with my partner and our two dogs. I have two grown up son's and a granddaughter who I love to spend time with. In the quieter moments I love to read, watch a good movie or series, and attempt a new recipe.

Carla Bennett

Carla Bennett

Young Person's Worker

Tel 07855161222
Email Click here to email Carla Bennett

Hi, I'm Carla and I am really excited to part of the Kernow Connect team. Before working here I was a Teaching Assistant in a primary school, specialising in working alongside children with behavioural and emotional need.  

I am passionate about supporting young people and trying to have some fun whilst doing it! 

I am looking forward to getting out and meeting the young people of Cornwall! 

Jayne Mann

Jayne Mann

Young Person’s Worker

Tel 07855161248
Email Click here to email Jayne Mann

I recently joined Action For Children Kernow Connect as part of the North Cornwall team to become involved with aiding the mental health & wellbeing of our young people. I previously worked as a teaching assistant in a primary school. I have assisted in running a youth group in Tintagel for the past year which I love.  In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog, spending time with friends & family, painting, reading, concerts and festivals.

Rosie George

Rosie George

Young Person's Worker

Tel 07855161252
Email Click here to email Rosie George

Hi, I’m Rosie. I love working with young people to help them achieve their best and help them to enjoy what they have around them. I have previously done this in more urban areas, but I am looking forward to tackling the barriers that come in a more rural setting.

Outside of work I can be found spending time with my daughter, enjoying the stunning coastline and keeping my hands busy with crafty bits and bobs. I also love a bit exercise, but purely so I don’t have to give up chocolate and wine!

 

Nathan Grealy

Nathan Grealy

Wellbeing Practitioner

Tel 07977 060624
Email Click here to email Nathan Grealy

Hi! I'm Nathan, I'm a trainee wellbeing practitioner new to Kernow Connect this year. I studied to get a degree in Counselling at Truro College a few years ago and since then my background has been working in a care setting with children from trauma backgrounds.

 

When I'm not at work I love to exercise, enjoy most sports, love animals, playing games and relaxing with my friends and family.

Sam Chaston

Sam Chaston

Young Person's Practitioner

Tel 07976073498
Email Click here to email Sam Chaston

I’m Sam, joined Action for Children to continue working with, and helping, young people after moving on from working in a S.E.N.D school. Before that, I worked in the outdoor industry as an activity instructor. I love being active, especially in the gym or outdoors, powerlifting, hiking, biking, camping, climbing, and mountaineering