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Recognising our amazing staff and volunteers

Wed, 26 - October - 2022

The 2022 Making a Difference celebration event recently took place at the Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim. This event was an opportunity for staff, volunteers, clients and carers to come together and celebrate many of the successes of MindWise over the past year. A huge thanks go out to all of our speakers, contributors and team for organising the event.  This year's event took client engagement to another level, being co-hosted by Laura who attends our Downpatrick service.

75 staff and volunteers attended.  The day was great craic and special thanks go to Joe who facilitated the afternoon  Boomwhackers session. Below is a list of staff and volunteers who received an award, but we would like to highlight all of the great work carried out daily by staff and volunteers each and every day.

MindWise Employee of the Year - The Tom Beare Award

Winner: Lynsey Walker, Manager of our Carrickfergus housing service


Service Awards

Community - Lisa Devine - Caldwell

Head Office - Breige Cecil

Advice and Advocacy- Thomas Henry 


Staff Awards 

Over 10 years (Bronze) 

Paul Ennis 

Charlie McAuley 

Elaine Sheridan    Over 15 years (Silver)

Dawn Gaston

Frances Henderson

Craig Moffett

Over 20 years (Gold) 

Lisa Devine-Caldwell

Staff Qualification Awards

QCF Level 5 Health and Social Care - Ian Lynn

CIPD Level 3 in Human Resource Management - Kirsty Rice 

PgCert in Applied Psychology Practice - Tara Collins


Patsy England Volunteer of the Year Award


Margaret Cooke


Gavin McAllister


Volunteer length of service awards

5 Years Service

Claoine Alderdice 

Patricia Downey


10 years volunteering

Stephen Carson 

Ken Bogle 

15 years volunteering

Ruth Scott


Until next year!

If you want to join Team MindWise, see our current job vacancies and volunteer opportunities.

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