Our team

Meet our staff

Every Changes Bristol staff member cares passionately about improving the wellbeing of people in Bristol.  We can be contacted individually and are open to people getting in touch.

Jason Washbourne (he/him) - Project Manager

Jason oversees the running of the charity.  He began as a member going to Changes for his own mental health in 2008, and has since become a volunteer, facilitator, service manager and now Project Manager.  Jason enjoys cuddling his dog, walking in the outdoors, mountaineering and music.

jason@changesbristol.org.uk

Alex Henden (she/her) - Development & Events Manager

Alex is responsible for fundraising and manages a number of fundraising events as well as working with local businesses who choose to support Changes Bristol. Alex leads on developing the charity through increasing awareness via social media and marketing. Outside of work, Alex loves to cook, travel and spending time out of the city – camping, hiking and swimming

alex@changesbristol.org.uk

Tara Robinson (she/her) - Service Manager

Tara jointly ensures the smooth running of our support groups, delivering training and supporting volunteers with Jess.  She became involved with the charity as a volunteer facilitator, fell in love with it and joined the team.  She is a big fan of practising handstands and also works part-time as a writer and theatre director.

tara@changesbristol.org.uk

Jess Borthwick (she/her) - Service Manager

Jess joined Changes in November 2020 as joint Service Manager, working alongside Tara to ensure smooth running of the groups, supporting staff and volunteers, and delivering training. Outside of work, she can often be found foraging in the woods, practicing yoga and working on her circus skills.

jessb@changesbristol.org.uk

Alessandra Hodgson (she/her) - Befriending Service Manager

Alessandra is our Befriending Service Manager.  She joined the team in December to lead and expand our befriending service, deliver training and support our volunteers. Outside of work she loves art and illustration, enjoys reading and exploring the countryside.

alessandra@changesbristol.org.uk

Matt Andrew (he/him) - Befriending Service Project Worker
Matt joined Changes in December 2020 as the Befriending Project Worker to help run the service, deliver training and offer support. Outside of work, he can be found wandering woods, , enjoying live music, going on road trips and travelling.
 
Fayola Edmunds (she/her) - Project Worker

Fayola is one of our Project Workers. She started as a volunteer and fell in love with the charity, joining the team to lead our Women of Colour group and support our volunteers. Outside of work she loves to attend silent retreats, enjoys reading and hiking.

fayola@changesbristol.org.uk

Tanmeet Ahuja (she/her) - Service and Communications Assistant
Tanmeet is our Service and Communications Assistant, on placement from the University of Bath as part of her Psychology degree. She helps Tara and Jess to run the support groups and works with Alex to develop awareness of the charity through social media. Outside of work, she likes to travel, do boxing and participate in yoga classes.
 
Jack Willis (they/them) - Project Worker

Jack is one of our Peer Support Project Workers. They became involved with the charity as a member, and then as a facilitator. Outside of work Jack enjoys nature, playing guitar, and cooking.

Jack@changesbristol.org.uk

Jen Witts (she/her) - Project Worker

Jen joined Changes Bristol in January 2021 to deliver the many new Peer Support Groups in South Bristol. She comes with a passion for all things that support positive mental health, especially the transformative healing power of sharing and listening to each other in safe spaces. She is a self confessed course junky, hedge witch herbalist and a dedicated bookworm.

Jen@changesbristol.org.uk

Registered address

Changes Bristol
Barton Hill Settlement
41-43 Ducie Road
Lawrence Hill
Bristol
BS5 0AX

Charity Details

Registered Charity Number
1167828

Registered Company Number
08914724

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