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 works part time 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.

Prior to moving back to the NHS, she worked in a heritage museum team providing groups for care homes and mental health focused 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.


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 


Effective Communication 

Conflict Management 

Coaching Skills 

Safeguarding adults 

Safeguarding children 


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