Having had her own battle with severe depression over many years, Debs was able to recover in the main, partly through hearing others stories. Since recovering, Debs has run her own business as a charity freelancer helping charitable organisations to grow, develop and design a service that their users need and want. Debs has two lovely children, Jamie (1 yr) and Emily (3 yrs).
Hannah has a background in youth work – working with children and young people at risk of offending and who have different challenges in school. More recently she has been a stay at home mum to her 2 children. Hannah is involved in Touch because she gets so excited about hearing people’s stories, she describes each one of them as unique and inspiring and says she never fail to learn something from them.
We are lucky to have hosted many different interns from the University of Southampton. They have been part of the team in a variety of ways, completing a number of important tasks. We appreciate all the work that they have done and continue to do.
Rachel has worked in a variety of project roles in different sectors and set up her own business as a virtual assistant a few years ago. She now works full time for Touch Network. Rachel manages our projects, helps keep Touch Network organised and efficient, as well as carrying out essential tasks such as looking after our book-keeping. With her caring manner she appreciates the ambitions and goals of Touch Network and enjoys reflecting on each and every story she has heard. Rachel is married with 3 children.
Vie has combined many of her work, educational and life experiences and now works as a Body Positivity and Self Esteem Coach, working with people to help them feel happier with themselves. She is also working on setting up a CIC, taking what she does into schools. Vie talked at the September 2018 Touch event and, although it was anxiety-inducing, she is so pleased she did it; it felt powerful to share her story and the audience were so supportive and encouraging, as were the Touch CIC team. Vie lives in Southampton with her partner and their four cats. Click here for her website.
Our volunteers are amazing! We so appreciate everything that they have contributed to Touch and continue to do. If you are interested in volunteering at our events, as a speaker, to help with administration or anything else, please look at our volunteering page here.