Trustees

Eleanor Mason – Chair

Eleanor first got involved in the charity last summer when she ran a free crafting stall at some of the summer park Meets.  Since then she has run crafting activities at Meets in the Castle Quarter.  She became a Trustee in March 2020

Eleanor has recently retired from teaching Business in high schools after twenty five years and now runs her own crafting business.  She and her family moved to Norfolk eighteen years ago so her children could be closer to their grandparents.  She is passionate about improving mental health support to parents and children, having experienced her own family mental health problems, and after seeing the impact poor mental health had on the students she taught.  Eleanor is part of Make It Mindful, who are currently involved in running a mental wellbeing project in schools and out of school groups. The project is aimed at providing strategies to children and young people, to help them improve their mental health via crafting activities.

Eleanor lives with her husband and two children, as well as a dog that behaves like a toddler and two disappearing cats.  She loves reading detective novels, crafting and singing in choirs.

 

Caroline Fisher – Vice Chair

Caroline Fisher joined Get Me Out The Four Walls as a Trustee after working as an ambassador for the Charity since August 2018. 

Caroline is passionate about helping others who are going through what she has experienced herself. A domestic violence survivor, she has fought with a long and complex history of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety and PTSD. 

A mother of two by the age of 19, Caroline is particularly driven to help young people through the challenges that it brings to become pregnant at a young age. She brings personal and professional experience to the Charity, having also worked in mental health hospitals for two years.

Caroline lives in Norwich, is an avid reader and is a self-described massive video game (and Pokemon) nerd!

 

Lucy Shires

Elected to the Council in May 2019, Lucy is the representative for the villages in her local Parish, and is based in Happisburg. She is the Mental Health Ambassador for the Council, and the Liberal Democrat Group secretary. She is also Chair of the Governing Board at Happisburg CofE Primary School and Trustee of the Acorns Stay and Play Group.

A strong community advocate, Lucy is passionate about improving access to mental health support, and believe that it is essential to listen and work with local residents and service users to secure what is best for them.

Lucy has lived in North Norfolk with her son since 2011. As well as her extensive volunteer work, she is also a photographer – specialising in architectural documentation and abstract art.

 

Laura Hagen

Laura joined the Charity as a Trustee in June 2020. She believes the Charity mission of GMOTFW to be absolutely critical to creating healthy, happy parents and is passionate about bringing compassion and support to those who are suffering from social isolation in the local community.

An experienced professional, Laura is qualified in Business Management, HR, Project Management and Training Delivery.

Laura grew up in Northamptonshire and came to Norfolk for University. She currently lives in Attleborough with her husband, two daughters and two pet rabbits.

 

Zoe Phillips

Zoe joined the Charity as a Trustee in April 2021. She is very passionate about mental health, and loved the aims and objectives of GMOTFW, as a user of mental health services, Zoe knows the importance of having a safe place to talk and break social isolation. 

Zoe was born in South East London and moved to Norwich in 2010 to study Politics and International Relations at UEA. Since graduating in 2013 she has worked in event management and promotion and is now a Marketing and Communications Manager for a charity and commercial operation. 

Zoe lives with her Labradoodle Oscar, who is incredibly cheeky and together they enjoy long walks with friends and then cuddles on the sofa with a cuppa and a movie.

 

Layla Dickerson

Layla has worked on various projects and initiatives in Charity sector relating to children and young people’s mental health. She is an experienced trainer and community wellbeing project manager. She is now part of the CCG team co-ordinating the transformation of CYP mental health services in Norfolk and Waveney as part of the NHS 10 year plan. Layla has joined GMOTFW’s board of Trustees because she believes in the power of peer support and understands that amazing things happen when communities come together.

 

Emma Raney

Emma started volunteering for GMOTFW in 2020 and became a Trustee in 2021. She lives in Norwich with her family and dog. 

Emma brings many years’ experience in managing services and projects in the charitable, social care and housing sectors, and currently works in London managing a national network of practitioners. 

Emma had her first child in 1997 and experienced the isolation that new parents can feel first hand. She is now passionate about working with services to ensure the prevention of social isolation.  

 

Staff

Lucinda Terry –  Manager

Lucinda first became involved with the Charity as a Volunteer Ambassador in April 2016, hosting nearly 60 meets across Norwich and South Norfolk. She became a Volunteer Team Leader for South Norfolk, and eventually a paid employee in January 2020. Having a lived experience of a serious maternal mental illness, she understands the challenges faced by mothers’ following the birth of their children.

Prior to starting her employment with Get Me Out The Four Walls, Lucinda worked as a Finance & Business Admin Manager for a company in Norwich. Having involvement in most aspects of the business, Lucinda has the knowledge to be able to help develop the Charity’s foundations. Lucinda is the Chair of the committee for her daughter’s preschool. 

Born in Essex, Lucinda moved to Norfolk at the age of 11. She currently lives in Tasburgh, with her husband Trent and two children Ethan & Ava and enjoys going for woodland walks in the local area.

 

Carrie Dagraca – Publicity & Recruitment Co-ordinator

Carrie Dagraca joined the Charity as a volunteer Ambassador in 2016 following her struggles with postnatal depression and anxiety after the birth of her first child. She hosted meets all over Norwich, mainly in the NR3 area and started to help with recruiting volunteers shortly after taking on her voluntary role. Carrie later became a volunteer team leader for the Norwich area and dedicated many hours to hosting and organising several of GMOTFW large publicity events such as Christmas Fayres and the Annual Spring Ball. Carrie became a paid employee of GMOTFW in 2018, helping to increase coverage of Ambassadors across Norfolk and Suffolk and providing support at sessions. Carrie also developed the successful Castle Quarter Supporter sessions (formally Meets in the Mall) which are held within a local shopping centre and provides a one stop shop for parents who require support, to meet other parents and to connect with local services and organisations. Carrie is also the committee member for a local nursery and the Chair of the committee at a local primary school.

Prior to her employment with GMOTFW, Carrie spent many years working in hotel management for a large Pub company in Suffolk, and retail management in Norwich. Her years of work in customer service, staff recruitment and event management has provided her the effective tools to push forward with ideas and use every opportunity to the fullest.

Carrie was born in Bury St Edmunds and grew up in Thetford before moving to Norwich in 2011. She now lives in Hellesdon with her husband, her 2 children, Daniel (5), Annabella (3) and Jack Russell pup Minnie. She enjoys beach walks, quizzes and days out with the family at Banham Zoo.