SIGNPOSTED CYMRU

OUR TEAM

Meet The Team

Darren Thomas

Founder and CEO Darren Thomas is an Army veteran of 20 yrs, he deployed to NI, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Darren struggled himself with Mental health after leaving the Armed forces, and in early 2020 considered suicide.

He went to charities that advocated for mental health, he was referred back to his GP and was offered medication rather than address the underlying cause which in Darren’s case was PTSD.

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Mark Jones

Mark has a wealth of both business and management experience that will be an invaluable attribute in his role as Vice Chairman for Signposted Cymru.

Most importantly, mental health and well-being is high on the agenda for Mark and is the reason that he believes in Signposted Cymru and what they can offer.

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Terrie Barker

Terrie has been on the board since Signposted Cymru started.   Having been part of the original wellbeing bootcamps during the Covid 19 lockdown, Terrie has witnessed how many people within the community needed mental health support at a local community level.  

Terrie works as a manager within the Banking industry and has been there for over 23 years.  She is currently in her third year completing a Chartered Management BA Hons degree.

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Laura Davies

Fortunate to have served over 15 yrs with the Army Reservists visiting many countries during my time.

Volunteer for grassroots women and girls rugby within the Cardiff Blues Region. Love playing commnity rugby as a forward alongside my fellow Whitchurch Ladies RFC.

Trustee Secretary for Signposted Cymru by supporting our small but busy team.

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David Gooch

David has been involved with Signposted Cymru since it was floated as an idea to where we are today.

David was compelled to help Darren set up the charity after witnessing the amazing and selfless work  Darren was putting in to help others via bootcamps, face to face consultations and relentless personal physical challenges, all done to help others suffering and currently  lost in the system.

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Mike Tuck

Mike spent many years in HM Prison Service before a career in Risk Management & has seen the effect of what poor mental health does to people, families & communities recognising that there is little support for those suffering out there.

He has a very neuro diverse family & he is deeply passionate about promoting mental health, Mike decided to get on board with Signposted having seen all the positive work Darren was doing before & during the COVID pandemic

 

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