Stephanie Addison
Founder

Stephanie founded Raindrops to Rainbows in 2014, wanting to use her own personal experience of Postnatal Depression to help and support other mums. Since setting up Raindrops to Rainbows, Stephanie has taken part in numerous magazine and newspaper publications, tv interviews and radio interviews to highlight Maternal Mental Health.  Stephanie is also one of the core members of the national Perinatal Mental Health Partnership who created and coordinate the UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. She is extremely passionate about raising awareness for Maternal Mental Health, and has carried out invaluable work in recent years, more recently working with Emergency Services to raise awareness for staff. Stephanie was awarded a Special Recognition for Inspiring Others Award at the 2019 Inspiring Women Awards.

Stephanie is available for speaking events, please contact us for more information.

Lisa Alessi
Peer Support Co-ordinator

Hi! I’m Lisa, our Peer Support Co-ordinator here at Raindrops to Rainbows. I’m 34 years old, I’m married and have one little girl who is 5 years old.

I became a part of Raindrops to Rainbows because of my own experiences with my mental health after having my daughter. I want to help make a difference, even just a small difference, to people that need that little bit of extra support. The support we offer, including informal meetings and groups can be so valuable to parents and families, they can build confidence, offer a safe and supportive place, help fend off feelings of isolation, and also bring together new friendships! I get to be involved first-hand in helping those parents and families and I feel very lucky to be able to continue that help moving forwards.

Kat Mansell
Bluelight Parenting Lead

I’m Kat, I’m 33 and I am the Bluelight Parenting Lead. I am  Married, I have a 2 year old son & 15 year old step son. I am a police officer with 14 years experience & my husband and I set up our own Dad’s Baby & Toddler Group; Daddy & Me Messy Stay & Play based in Stockton. I became a volunteer for Raindrops to Rainbows in 2019 as part of my recovery having  suffered severe post natal depression in 2018 and spending time in a mother & baby unit. I wanted to do something positive & share my experience to raise awareness of Perinatal Mental Health in both men & women. My aim is to provide PMH Support for our Police Officers & other Emergency Services from Pregnancy to maternity/paternity leave, returning to work & beyond. 

Ian Allcock
Press Photography

EnA Photography.co.uk evolved from a hobby to a business around 18 months ago and we now provide photography services to local and national businesses, musicians, bands, promotors, events, community groups and weddings and family events. 

I first became aware of Raindrops to Rainbows following the very sad passing of a friend from the Teesside music scene who lost her battle with PND.

Since then I have provided photography for several Raindrops to Rainbows events and have more recently accepted a formal role within R2R as Press and Event Photographer and have been heavily involved with the team in creating a number of events.  I will continue to work with R2R as much as possible and it will remain EnA Photography’s chosen charitable partner for 2019/2020 and hopefully beyond.

 

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Lauren Duncan
Events & Marketing Coordinator
Sarah James
Blue Light Parenting Coordinator