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Meet the team


Sue Jay MBE

Founder and Managing Director of Mentis Tree CIC.

Sue has worked in mental health services within the voluntary sector since 1995. Before setting up Mentis Tree CIC, she was the Director of Operations for a local Mind Association. She is a trained Psychodynamic Person Centred counsellor and has a wealth of experience in service delivery and a proven track record which was recognised with the award of an MBE in 2010 for services to Mental Health Care in West Suffolk.


Carol Whitehead

Counselling & Therapies Support Manager.

Carol has worked in mental health since 2000. She was responsible for the administration and day to day running of the counselling service for a local Mind association, managing 21 counsellors throughout Suffolk as well as PA duties to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Clinical Psychology Advisor. She also has over 6 years experience of working with the Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Programme, both in administering the programme and supporting clients throughout the 8 week course.


Jane Walden

HR Director

Jane has over 11 years experience of working in the administration of services in mental health.  Before joining Mentis Tree CIC, she was Deputy Area Manager for a local Mind association, assisting the Area Manager with all aspects of the organisation.  She was Line Manager to a team of administrators overseeing reception, organisation of courses, clients and service data collection and reporting to the Board of Trustees. Following the merger with another LMA, she had the responsibility for the recruitment and training of existing and new volunteers, including the setting up of policies and procedures.


Victoria Plampin


Victoria works as a valued administrator within the team.  She assists with the general day to day running of the organisation and correspondence relating to both clients and counsellors.  She joined Mentis Tree CIC in October 2012 after a career in retail.


Other Directors:

Mrs Linda Howe & Mr Trevor Jay



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