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CORAL HINES

Coral Hines is a founder members of Canerows, improving mental health services for people from BME backgrounds locally. She is a cultural diversity trainer and a Ward Visitor for Canerows ad also runs Mama Low's Kitchen. Coral writes songs and sings with the Channel One Band and was a star of the documentary film of the band 'The Day We Danced on the Moon', shown at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011.

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DEVON MARSTON

Devon Marston is a founder member of Sound Minds and Canerows and a former Chair of Sound Minds trustees. Devon assists with music sessions and the drama project the 'Theatre of Visions'.  Devon started off as a musician (with 70's lovers rock band the Investigators) and is also an actor, having perfromed in the West End show 'Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame'. Devon is a regular public speaker. His TV appearances include,  BBC 2's 'Newsnight', Channel 4 News, BBC SIx O Clock News and Shifts films for Red Nose Night.

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PAUL BREWER

Paul Brewer is a founder member of Sound Minds and has been CEO since 2003. Paul began as a guitar player for afro pop band 'Chisza!' before working for the NHS as an occupational therapy professional manager and group analyst and managed a Community Mental Health Team. Paul plays guitar and bass, makes films and is a qualified teacher. He has written widely on group dynamics, the arts and mental health and peer support.

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EDEN STRANG

Eden is the brains behind our web site and brings the full weight of his BA in Business Information Technology and MSc in Internet and Database Systems to bear on our humble plot in cyberspace. Hobbies? Football

 

MIA MORRIS O.B.E.

Mia heads up the Canerows peer support project. Mia was awarded an OBE in 2015 for her services establishing black history month in the UK. Mia is a qualified teacher.

 

SHEBA FORBES

Sheba has been chair of the Trustees for several years. Sheba is a musician, singer and mother.

 

SEARAHLAINE St JAMES

Searahlaine has a degree in music and a teaching qualification. She also fronts her own band, writes songs and has an amazing voice!