Strategic Committee

As a social enterprise within Mind in Bexley and East Kent we have our own Strategic Committee to help, support and guide us, trustees in all but the legals.

Julie Anne Hofmann

Chair

Living on the East Kent coast in Whitstable I enjoy being part of our diverse unique town and its super community. In my spare time I walk along our beautiful beach, relax and enjoy the sunsets, catch up with friends over coffee and, on calmer days, paddle boarding.

As chair of Revival’s Strategic Committee, I use skills and experience from my own rewarding career in the pharmaceutical industry guiding the charity to a successful and sustainable future whilst having a direct influence over a cause I care a great deal about.

Together with the other strategic committee members I guide Revival to achieve its goals to provide local mental health services and remove any associated stigma. For near to 4 years I have been involved in many aspects of the charity and its development and it’s been a pleasure to see it grow and now be revived as it continues to support so many who need Revival’s community based work in mental health at the heart of Whitstable.

I am fortunate enough to also hold a position on the board as a trustee for MIND in Bexley and East Kent, this role requires a pioneering spirit at the heart of everything we do with a special place in the wider community helping those suffering from mental health issues offering support, assistance and when necessary rehabilitation.

Tracey Allport

Moth Therapies

Tracey is the founder of MOTH Therapies, an award winning company providing Mind and Body therapies, to help women reflect, rebalance and restore, to bust distress, feel rejuvenated and able to smile again.

She has worked as an Occupational Therapist for many years, in a variety of health, social and private setting; she went on to train in Complementary Therapies and Remedial Hypnosis.

Tracey’s career has focused on helping people to problem solve and find solutions, empowering independence and wellness.

She has a particular passion for scar tissue therapy, stress management and living a healthy Periemnopause.

You’ll find her walking her crazy Irish Terrier around Whitstable, or with her head in a good therapy book.

Tracey became a Strategic committee member, because she is passionate about mental health and serving her local community; believing wholeheartedly in the ethos and mission of Revival Cafe and Wellbeing services.

Milly Salsbury

Volunteer Mental Health Mentor

Milly is firmly part of the Revival family having begun with us at Oxford street as a student. Milly just ‘gets’ Revival with bundles of empathy and commitment we have seen her blossom and excel in her studies and now as an assistant psychologist in the NHS. We were determined to keep Milly invested at Revival and she continues to be an asset on our Strategic committee.

“A big part of why I am a strategic committee member is that I get to witness firsthand the impact that places like Revival have on the community. I think I speak for many of Revival’s supporters when I say that the incredible work that Revival does inspires us to create, campaign, and strive for change in our own ways, in our day to day lives”

Colette Thorns

Lifestyle Medicine

Colette has lived in Whitstable with her family for over 20 years.

She is a Registered Nurse having worked in the NHS for 30 years and as a School Well-Being Nurse for the last five years.

She is also an NHS accredited Health Coach and has a degree in Health Studies.

She has recently created a Wellness Business proving Well-Being workshops and individual consultations.

Colette loves connecting with people and is passionate about promoting physical and mental health in a personalised way, listening to people’s life stories and giving them the information and tools needed to feel in control of their own health and well-being.

Having been a regular user of Revival cafe, she says it is exciting to see Revival growing again and providing support to our local community.

Colette loves spending time at the beach, meeting friends and is always seen walking, cycling running and talking along Tankerton slopes.

She is a regular at Whitstable Park Run usually seen as first aider and tailwalker.

Colette loves encouraging people to find confidence in themselves and has just completed the Kent Public Health Champion Training Programme.

The opportunity to be part of Revival strategic Committee is such a positive one supporting the work that is done by the Revival team for our local community.