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.
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
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.
Alex Serjeant (he/him) - Office Administrator
Alex ensures the smooth running of the office and gives support across a range of fundamental areas in the organisation and administration for the charity. He has a huge passion for mental health from his own experiences and joined the charity as a volunteer befriender and facilitator, he then fell in love with it and joined the team. He is a big fan of films, music, running, going to gigs and is a huge dog lover.
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.
Neil Page (he/him) - Project Worker
Neil joined Changes as a member in 2015 and as a facilitator in 2017. It is a valued part of his recovery from severe and disabling mental illness. He is thrilled to be joining Changes in 2021 as a Project Worker. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, walking and listening to books on audible.
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.
Sophie Dawes (she/her) - Befriending Project Worker
Sophie joined Changes as a Befriender in 2020. She has since joined the team once a week to help Changes with their new walk and talk befriending service. Sophie has found that walking has helped her with both mental and physical health difficulties and is exicted about helping others.
Hannah Tran (she/her) - Psychology placement student
Hannah is currently on placement at Changes. She joined the team in September 2021 and enjoys working with people in the local community, especially work focusing on bettering mental health. Hannah loves dancing, learning languages, music and travelling.
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