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We’re open to suicidal feelings

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We’re open to
suicidal feelings

It makes me feel good to know that when someone feels as bad as I did that you will all be there to help them as you have me.

About Maytree


Our small staff team are dedicated in our work to help people in crisis and save lives.

Natalie Howarth

Natalie joined Maytree in 2011 as a Project Manager prior to her appointment as Director in 2013. Before coming to Maytree she gained extensive experience managing services and outreach projects in the fields of drug and alcohol misuse and homelessness.

Ryan Tring
Finance and resource manager

Ryan joined Maytree in March 2017. This is his first role in the charity sector after gaining over twenty years of valuable financial experience in the publishing industry and with professional services firms.

Edwin Cannon
Service manager

Edwin joined Maytree in 2015 as a volunteer befriender, going on to become a volunteer trainer and assistant co-ordinator before his appointment as Residential service manager in 2018. Edwin has been training as a transpersonal psychotherapist for the past five years, gaining experience in this time working for various charities offering short and long term psychotherapy.

George Nelson
Fundraising manager

George started in 2017 as our Fundraising manager. Working in the third sector for over twelve years, George has accrued valuable experience across a diverse range of social causes, income streams and fundraising disciplines.

Carol Lewis
Team assistant

Carol has worked in the voluntary sector coordinating volunteers and supporting vulnerable families and women for over 25 years. She joined Maytree in February 2014. Carol is first point of contact for all volunteer enquiries, she organises the volunteers training and assists with the smooth running of the house. She also runs the occasional marathon for us!

Claire Barry

Claire Joined Maytree as a volunteer in 2016 before becoming a trainer and co-ordinator. She previously worked in education for six years and as a children’s yoga teacher.

Clare Morgan
Trust and foundations advisor

Clare has been working as Trust and foundations advisor in Maytree’s fundraising department since 2014. Clare previously worked for many years at The Rainforest Foundation UK, and prior to that spent over a decade in the music industry.

Dee Noel
Community link worker

Khadijah (Dee) joined Maytree in 2018. Prior to working with Maytree, Dee worked extensively in the youth sector working firstly as a Teacher, a Youth engagement and liaison worker and finally as the Manager for the Gangs prevention programme, in North London.

Elisa Booker

Eli joined Maytree as a volunteer befriender in 2016 and has worked on the Maytree team as a Co-ordinator since January 2018. After four years living in South East Asia working as a Dive Master and English teacher, Eli spent over ten years in the music industry, before retraining as a psychotherapist.

John Mason

John joined Maytree in March 2019 after working for sixteen years with vulnerable adults, mainly in the addictions field. John also has experience of working with family members and after care, residential services and in the criminal justice system.

Stephen Harris
Finance officer

Stephen joined Maytree in September 2015, and before arriving he had been working as a book keeper and finance operations consultant for a collection of small businesses. He is studying towards an accountancy qualification.