Director of Development
Linda is a founding member of Inspirit and has been facilitating learning and development in the substance misuse field since 1994. Using her creative beginnings as an art student and her 4-year training to postgraduate level psychotherapy, her passionate question is ‘How best to support humans to grow or develop? Linda is an associate member of the UKAHPP.
Founder member and trustee of Inspirit. Frankie is a qualified therapist and trainer with a background in substance misuse. He coordinates and facilitates some of the projects Inspirit are commissioned to deliver and specializes In delivering Motivational Interviewing Training and Co-production.
I started working in the Drugs and Alcohol field about 20 years, starting as a volunteer and went on to gain paid employment at various mainstream voluntary sector Drug and Alcohol services. I have worked with a variety of cohorts over the years, criminal justice, community open access services, young people specific services, and in different roles. I have always been passionate about supporting people and have always taken my role and responsibilities in that very conscientiously. Always seeking ways to improve myself personally and professionally and ways to improve how I engage and work with people, but I didn’t always feel that my environments have had the same agenda or expectation’s. I joined Inspirit in December 2016 as I felt that I had found an environment that lives its values and fits my ethos of valuing its service users, staff and all that they come into contact with.
Facilitator of Freespace
I was a service user when I was first taken to one of Inspirits classes, I had been in and out of services for many years, but Inspirit was the first time I felt listened to heard and valued as a person. It wasn't always easy and quite uncomfortable at times, but Inspirit gave me the chance to learn. I did the courses they offered and for the first time with support, guidance and trust I was in education, I felt myself grow in ways I couldn't imagine, I now work in services and facilitate one of Inspirits progects 3 Space Which is a creative open work space, In the past we have done arts and crafts poetry mask making printing and paper making drama story writing and telling, this is only some of the wonderful creativity that goes on in 3 Space. For me Inspirit has enriched my life, I'm proud and humbled to be a trained member of such a unique organisation.