Julie manages the HR team for Care in Mind, in her role she is responsible for employee resourcing, employee relations, employee engagement, policy development and the overall HR strategy for the business.

Julie joined Care in Mind in May 2016.  She has over 15 years generalist HR experience working at roles within the NHS, not for profit charity and private sector.  Julie has extensive experience working within Employee Relations for the NHS and has worked with local authorities and schools to develop and implement safer recruitment practices.  Julie has a passion for staff engagement and has worked with several organisations to help them to achieve Investors In People status and develop reward and recognition schemes.

Julie’s educational qualifications include a degree in Sociology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (CIPD).

In her spare time Julie likes to travel and is passionate about Turkey.  She also enjoys going for country walks and eating out in the vast array of restaurants Manchester has to offer.

Dr Louise Atkin did her undergraduate and postgraduate training in Manchester and has worked as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist within the NHS in Greater Manchester and also in the Republic of Ireland.  Her interest in young people with complex needs and attachment difficulties has more recently led her to take up her post within Care in Mind.  She provides psychiatric care for all the young people as part of our multi-disciplinary team, undertakes assessments and is clinical lead for health matters within the organisation.

She loves riding, was into punk as a teenager and is scared of heights.

Lauren joined Care in Mind in June 2018 and started her career within the social care sector 14 years ago as a Support Worker. She has been in various management positions for the last 12 years, working with a range of service users including young people, adults, complex needs, mental health, learning disabilities and older people with dementia.  Lauren has been in the role of Service Manager for the last four years and has wide experience of working in residential services, care homes and non-registered services. Lauren has a passion for exceptional quality of care and auditing processes with measurable outcomes and wishes to ensure we are thriving to working towards achieving outstanding in all domains.

Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and eating out at a wide range of restaurants although can be quite picky with food. One thing that people don’t know about Lauren is she is unable to swim.

Amy is our Partnership Development Manager, working as part of our Business Development Team. She works closely with Julie, Director of Business Development, managing customer relationships, contracts and communication and overseeing referral processes and marketing.

Amy joined Care in Mind in October 2018. She has over ten years’ experience working in the health and social care sector having most recently worked for one of the UK’s largest independent mental health providers. Her experience covers inpatient and residential services across several service lines including mental health rehabilitation, personality disorder, acute/PICU, secure, CAMHS, and autism. Amy is passionate about developing positive relationships with key stakeholders in the NHS and Local Authorities. She also believes ensuring meaningful service user involvement in development and improvement plans is key in service delivery and ensuring young people are cared for in the best and least restrictive way.

In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, good food and city breaks. She once skied off a mountain with a parachute – an experience not to be repeated any time soon!

Kelly Yates - Residential Service ManagerKelly has worked in the care sector for 11 years, and within management for the past 7 years. She started out as a support worker and has made her way up to the role of Residential Service Manager. Prior to working within the care sector, Kelly worked for a private nursery where she managed the pre-school room for 6 years.

Kelly’s role is very varied and consists of many different elements. She also works closely with the Head of Residential Services, Lauren Ugbode, in order to support the residential services to achieve the operational aims of Care in Mind. Her responsibilities include supporting budget management, audits and inspections to name just a few. A significant part of Kelly’s role is dedicated to line-managing the Residential Leads and supporting them with their allocated areas, with an aim to generally develop the services overall.

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys scuba diving, as she is qualified in the activity. Additionally, two facts that many people may not know about Kelly is that she was a very large baby – at a whopping 10lb 3oz; and she is unable to ride a bike!

Mike Gaskell - Partnership Development ManagerMike is our Partnership Development Manager, working as part of our Business Development Team. He works closely with Julie, Director of Business Development, and Amy Rendle, Partnership Development Manager, managing customer relationships, contracts and communication and overseeing referral processes and marketing.

Mike joined Care in Mind in July 2019. His experience spans the charity, health and social care sectors, and most recently worked developing relationships through non-statutory Local Authority commissioning.

Mike is determined to ensure that young people with complex mental health needs have access to the support they need without delay. He enjoys developing relationships with commissioning stakeholders, providing them with the information and confidence that Care in Mind can provide the support their young people need.

A keen cyclist who enjoys competing in Triathlons and Cyclocross, and spending time watching his family stay active on the weekends. He once cycled 500 miles in 4.5 days from Manchester to Essex (via Wales) for Charity.