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Meet the team: Community Engagement

We recently welcomed a new team to Manchester Mind. Find out all about them here...

Martin Gaved

Hi all. I’m Martin. I am the Senior Community Engagement Worker. I have worked in education throughout my career, teaching from Early Years to GCSE, and most recently I was a Deputy Headteacher in a hospital school, ensuring that the educational and pastoral needs were met for young people with serious, chronic and terminal medical and mental health conditions.

I am really excited to be working for Manchester Mind, as I am looking forward to exploring how the engagement of adults with their care planning can be improved and made more consistent across our city.

Outside of work, I am somewhat obsessed with music, guitars and ukuleles (oh, and my family too).

Fi Heath

Hello everyone. I’m Fi. I’m a Community Engagement Worker. I’m really looking forward to creating a new service to support people being discharged from community mental health teams. I’ve spent the last year in the drug service and so many of the people I worked with identified issues around discharge, so it’s great to be able to work on something positive to help address that.

Before moving to Manchester last year I worked in supported housing in Brighton and in outreach for universities. When I’m not working I can often be found riding my motorbike to the coast, cooing over my badly behaved cat or bingeing on a good boxset.

Molly Lipinski

Hello everyone. I’m Molly and I’m also a Community Engagement Worker. This role will work with people who have been or who are being discharged from Secondary Care Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) with the aims of assisting this transition and helping them build a sense of belonging and connectedness to their community.

Outside of work I love cooking vegetarian and vegan meals, trying out different restaurants in Manchester and condiments!


We know that the lifting of all existing restrictions with regard to COVID-19 will for many people be a relief and be welcome, but for others it will be causing great anxiety.

As an organisation we need to ensure that we are managing these changes carefully and have a service update detailing how we will be responding over the coming months.

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