The PEDS team consists of many skilled employees, insightful volunteers and wonderful trustees.
Our Founders, Clinicians & Staff
I am a firm believer that "if you believe in yourself, anything is possible".
It is important to me that anyone suffering with an eating disorder is aware that it is an illness and nobody's fault.
My role is to develop and operationally manage the charity, working collaboratively with our partners, the local NHS and Universities as well as local community organisations, statutory and voluntary, to ensure safe and effective service delivery.
I am a qualified nutritionist and eating disorder coach with over 20 plus years in the food and nutrition industry. I have a special interest in helping people to foster a positive relationship with food and achieve a healthy weight.
I met Mandy Scott when we both worked on the last NICE guidance committee for eating disorders, published in 2017. I was very impressed with the work that PEDS were doing, in particular the fact that the treatment interventions were very much personalised to each patient. I joined PEDS as a nurse therapist in February 2021.
Eating Disorder Nurse
I have always wanted to be a nurse, but made the decision to specialise in eating disorders following realising that Anorexia Nervosa, in particular, held a real fascination for me.
As a student Nurse, I persistently requested to spend the day at The Eating Disorders Service in Essex with my former (and again current) colleague Jane Dalgliesh – we often joked about not being able to get rid of me.
Eating Disorder Nurse
For the past seven years I've been helping and supporting students at Cambridge University. I met Mandy and Sue on a training day 3 years ago and have been so impressed by their level of care of the ethos of PEDS. I am delighted to be part of the PEDS family.
I have known Sue and Mandy for a few years now, we met on personal and professional grounds. Being part of what they have created here at PEDS is amazing.
I am originally from Poland and have lived in the UK for over 12 years now. I have worked in the NHS, mostly General Practice, since 2015.
I started with PEDS in May 2023 after working in the NHS for the last 4 years. I had previously worked with both Dawn and Donata in General Practice, who both left to work with PEDS so when I found an advert for the Administrator role on Indeed, I applied.
Peer Support Worker and a Weekly Support Group Chair
I am a Peer Support Worker and the Support Group Chair. I have lived the experience of anorexia and came to PEDS at a very low point. I will always say that Mandy and Sue saved my life and I am very passionate about using my own experience to help and support others in any way I can.
Peer Support Worker
As someone who has lived experience of anorexia, I am aware of the challenges it can bring on a daily basis. With the support of Sue and Mandy, I was able to attend university and train as a counsellor so that I can help those who are struggling with a mental health illness.
Eating Disorders Education and Training Facilitator
I started with PEDS in October 2022 after working in Mental Health Commissioning in the NHS for over a decade. My role is to upskill professionals, promote identification and hopefully prevent the development of eating disorders, working collaboratively with our partners, the local NHS, schools and Universities as well as local community organisations, statutory and voluntary.
Eating Disorders Training Assistant
I am the Education and Training Assistant here at PEDS and am honoured to be part of such an important organisation. My role is to aid in the creation and delivery of information regarding eating disorders, something which I am incredibly passionate about.
My engagement with PEDS followed the tragic death of my daughter Emma in August 2018 aged 27 years from severe entrenched anorexia since the age of 13. Emma’s struggle to control the illness and the impact that this had on her, the family and those around have led me to dedicate time to finding a better way to help those suffering as Emma did.
PEDS and I first crossed paths some 5 years ago. Since then they have made a very positive impact in my life. Both ladies have educated, supported and been there for me and my family. Now it’s my time to be there for them.
I first became aware of PEDS around 8 years ago when my niece was diagnosed with Anorexia. Mandy and Sue literally saved her life and became an integral part of our lives. Life was very difficult for several years but Mandy and Sue were always there for support, especially for me as my niece was admitted to hospital on two separate occasions.
I was honoured to be invited recently to be a trustee for PEDS by Mandy and Sue. Whilst working as the teacher at the Phoenix Centre, an NHS specialist Eating Disorders Unit, I developed a great admiration for the compassionate care Mandy and Sue both showed to the young people there, on a daily basis.
GPs have such an important role to play in picking up the signs of eating disorders and putting the right support into place but are also working under significant pressure. I am excited to work with PEDS and hope to use my knowledge of general practice to support PEDS in delivering their vision.
I was honoured to be invited recently to be a trustee for PEDS by Mandy and Sue. The services PEDS provide are so important. I am happy to be part of the team to help them increase awareness of their services.
I am a Patron of PEDS and became involved with the charity when Mandy & Sue got in touch with me after reading my book about my own lived experience of an eating disorder. I learnt about the ethos of PEDS and their Mission, which is to help sufferers to "Build a Life to Get Well for" and throughout COVID, became more interested and involved in the work they were doing and was very inspired to hear that PEDS is a unique, Nurse led charity.
Hello! I’m sister Erika and I’m a Patron of PEDS.
I’m an Italian nun living in Peterborough since 2018. I belong to a Congregation called ‘The Working Sisters of the Holy House of Nazareth’. Our mission is to share life with others in an ordinary way – working, studying, shopping, enjoying our free time… And, of course, praying!
Well then, what a nun has to do with PEDS?