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 works with Tara to ensure smooth running of the groups, supporting staff and volunteers, and designing and delivering training. She has a background in youth work and theatre, and is interested in conflict transformation, peace work and grassroots activism. Outside of work, she can often be found foraging in the woods, practicing yoga and working on her circus skills.

jess@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

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

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.
 
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

Tamsyn Fallows (she/her) - Project Worker

Tamsyn is a Peer Support Project Worker, facilitating online and face to face groups and supporting volunteers. She initially volunteered with the charity in 2020 before becoming part of the team in 2021. She loves the safe spaces Changes offers, and the wisdom and mutual support that is shared back by members in the groups. “Alongside allowing me to progress in my career through volunteering, Changes meetings have really helped me emotionally as well”. Outside of work Tamsyn likes singing, painting and wild swimming.  

tamsyn@changesbristol.org.uk

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.

Neil@changesbristol.org.uk

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. 

sophie@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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