Chief Executive Officer
I was affected by seasonal depressions since university. At 29 working as an investment manager, my dream job, I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. It is an episodic illness. I asked when will my next episode be and how will it affect me? The consultant said. ‘I don’t know.’ I said. ‘What do you know?’ She said. ‘You will have another episode.’ Inspiring 🙂
When I did 10 years later I left my 20-year career in finance and started Miricyl, my now dream job. I set up Miricyl so other people didn’t have to go through what I have been through and so that they can have dreams without the nightmares of mental illness.
“Caitlin has been with Miricyl since Summer 2021, firstly as an intern, but she has now transitioned into a role as our Marketing Manager. Outside of working for us, Caitlin is also studying undergraduate Criminology at the University of Surrey, and in her spare time, can often be found at either a CrossFit class, or an indoor climbing centre.”
“Will Wood is a Miricyl Intern who joined us in the February of 2022. He studies at the University of Liverpool and enjoys hiking, marathon running and anything outdoor’s. Will’s key roles are to assist in general administration of the charity and help with grant applications to secure funding to further our impact. Will is passionate about our cause from his own personal experience with mental health and wider academic interest in what we do”
“Roger brings a range of experiences from a long career with the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (as was) and the newly formed Tesco Bank, followed by leadership / consulting roles in the Edinburgh start up scene. He was on the board of the Ecology Centre a local environmental / health charity in Kinghorn for 3 years.
Having seen one too many family, friends and colleagues suffer from a range of mental health conditions Roger offered to support the team from an early stage in the Charities development. He saw the opportunity to help build a unique digital platform to offer immediate practical help to young people without all the delay and procedure involved in going through more traditional channels.”
“I studied Advertising and Public Relations and I am passionate about communications and social media. Having always been very curious to learn new things, I find technology’s impact on how we communicate to be very fascinating. I love socializing, meeting new people, and spending time with friends and family. But what I love most is traveling!!! I enjoy learning about different cultures, different ways of living and making friends along the way”
“Bryn is a serial entrepreneur specialising in hospitality and E-commerce.
Bryn has worked closely with Alex for over 4 years now and has recently become Chair of the Trustees.
Mental health and especial young people’s mental health has always been important to him due to his own personal journey and that of his family.”
“Hannah joined Miricyl during the first national lockdown, bringing with her personal experience of supporting family members with their mental health and experience of marketing and business development. Outside Miricyl, Hannah works at a PR and communications firm based in London, supporting some of the largest companies in the world across both media and public affairs-based consultancy work. In her spare time, she likes to travel, walk her dog, paddle board, and play lacrosse.”
‘Amol is passionate about helping the community and especially young people going through difficult times. Mental Health is important at every stage of a person’s life, and it is vital that we develop a good understanding of this topic from a young age. MIRICYL plays a key part in increasing awareness and delivering practical help and support to young people in need. I am proud to be part of the team!’