Directors

martha vahl

Martha has for many years pursued her interest in Community Operational Research in the University of Lincoln and is the Chair of the Board . 

Simon Beardsley

Simon is Chief Executive Officer at Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce

Jeanne Bain

Jeanne is well know in Lincoln as the former CEO at Development Plus, a community development charity  previously known as LCDP

Michelle Freeman

Michelle is a counsellor and Holistic  therapist  , Director of the Lincoln Trauma Centre as well as acting as Deputy Manager of the well being centre.

Nigel Curry

Nigel is a retired professor from University of Lincoln and progenitor of the Lincoln Food Partnership.  He is also a Director of Mint Lane CIC which runs the cafe in the centre.


Staff

Charles Cooke

Charles is a consultant in the social economy and has acted as centre manager since the centre opened in 2012


07969875464

charlesinvolve@gmail.com

Alexandra Crow

Alex has been a member of Upbeat for many years and became the cafe manager early in 2019 .  She also acts as Deputy Manager.


Principal Centre Activities

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Renew Peer support group

Renew is an open social drop in for people with enduring problems with their mental health.  It is open seven days a week, for at least two hours a day, and also organises outings and events, all run by its members

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Lincoln Trauma Centre

 Lincoln Trauma Centre aims to reduce the stigma of psychological trauma throughout Lincolnshire and  provide a free or affordable support service  to sufferers of trauma and their families . Services include counselling, training, therapeutic  art groups and a befriending service.

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Mint Lane Cafe

The cafe provides a warm welcome to the centre, using retail surplus food to create affordable food fight food waste and food poverty