Katie Adams

Founder, Trustee, and Wellbeing Coordinator

Katie is a friendly, welcoming person who believes in the power of time spent safely among friends, without judgement, and with support. She always says yes to a cup of tea (black and weak please!) and is an expert at dodging a camera.

She has recently taken on a new position working for the NHS coordinating voluntary services, and before that spent the last 3 years supporting people living with dementia and their families. She has provided one to one advice and support, and run several groups for people living with dementia and their carers. These groups have included singing, coffee mornings, and more activity based groups.

She also worked very recently in a heritage museum team providing groups for care homes and mental health focussed groups.

Katie also has experience working in child protection, and in a community learning disabilities team as an Assistant Clinical Psychologist.

One of Katie's career highlights was the 3 months spent living on a mountain retreat for sick children in Poland. Not speaking any Polish, this was a huge challenge, but there are many ways to communicate aside from words and Katie managed to use them all to her advantage here.

Other posts Katie has held include working at Durham hospital on reception and running her own cake making business while her children were young. The cake business was lots of fun, and running cake decorating classes was one of her favourite things.

Katie is a member of our Operations Team, as well as a Founder and Trustee of the charity.

Qualifications

Katie has completed training on many subjects and is always keen to learn more.

Fomal qualifications include:

Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Applications of Psychology

BSc(hons) Psychology

Training completed within her previous roles includes:

Hand under hand techniques

Playlist for Life training

COVID-19: Pyschological First Aid

Making Every Contact Count

Unconscious Bias

Negotiation

Effective Communication

Conflict Management

Coaching Skills

Safeguarding adults

Safeguarding children

Prevent

Risk assessment

Dementia Awareness

Supporting bereavement and loss

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Meeting the complex needs of people with dementia

Safeguarding adults: one day workshop

Emotional Resilience at Work

Dementia Awareness and Person Centred Approaches

GDPR Awareness

Health and Safety Training