Meet the Team

Paula Baker

My name is Paula Baker, I live in Exmouth with my husband and two children. We’re an active family who love being outdoors on the beach, walking and playing sport. I have more than 15 years experience in the mental health field and over 7 years in an educational environment. I have a Psychology Degree (BSc) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. I am also a qualified Youth Mental Health First Aider and have diplomas in Life Coaching; Mindfulness for Children and Advanced CBT. My three passions in life are working with young people, sport and getting people talking about mental health. I’ve combined these passions to create and deliver HeadsUP Mental Health Awareness CIC.

Hi there, my name is Laura Bolon. I live in Worcester with my husband and 2 boys. As a family we share many interests from team sports, walking and cycling to watching films (we love the Marvel collection!) and our enjoyment of cooking and food! My career began working in schools, primarily with SEN and behaviour inclusion. I moved on to combine this with my other passion and have worked in a Premiership sports club for the last 13 years. I’ve been lucky enough to work with a range of people, age groups and settings giving me a diverse range of skills. Throughout all of my work, my main drive has been people. I am a qualified Youth Mental Health First Aider.

I’m Lucy Burch, I live in Budleigh Salterton, right next to the beach. I’m a really active person and love everything sports related. I regularly enjoy spending time with friends and family, especially playing with my twin nephews. I have 10 years experience working in an educational setting, 4 of which have been to provide pastoral care and mental health support to secondary school children. I am a mental health first aider. I’m also a level 2 qualified football coach and run a girls football team in Exmouth. I am extremely passionate about working with children and helping them with their mental health.

My name is Morwenna Axon. I live in Exmouth with my husband and daughter. We like to be outdoors; I enjoy spending time at the coast, walking our dog in the local area. I also love to read. I’ve worked in education for the last 20 years.  I have a Creative Arts Degree (BA Hons) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Art Education. I have taught Art and Design in secondary schools. More recently, I have held various posts in the SEND Department at the local community college, including working as the Exam Access Arrangements Assessor and Coordinator. I have always enjoyed working with young people and young adults, especially when I can help and support them with their mental wellbeing.

Hi, I’m Leigh Davis. I live with my husband and three children. We love spending time at the beach and you will often find me swimming in the sea. I have worked in education for over 5 years and have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I feel strongly about supporting the mental health of young people and enabling them to have the best foundations possible on which to build their future.

Hi, I’m Emma Ramm. I live in Exmouth with my husband & 2 girls and really appreciate everything it has to offer. I love to sing and am part of 2 function bands – these take up a lot of my spare time! Fitness is also something that is important to me. I’m a member of a local gym and love to swim in the sea as often as I can. I have professional experience working with adults, children and babies in various NHS mental health settings. I also ran my own children’s party business for a number of years which gave me valuable tools in engaging with children from a range of different backgrounds. Mental health is so important to me and increasing awareness, in my opinion, is vital to help future generations.

Hi, my name is Rachel Garner I live in East Devon with my husband and 3 children. I love paddle-boarding, walking my dog on the beach and watching the sun go down over the sea. My family and I are keen skiers, there is nothing more exhilarating than feeling the sun on your face as you ski down the mountain. Equally I love to spend cosy afternoons curled up on the sofa with my family reading and watching films, particular favourite’s being “Inside out” and “Top Gun” at the moment. I love spending time laughing with my friends and family and enjoy a good piece of cake. I have worked in Primary education for over 20 years and more recently as a Counsellor. I love working with children, I love the light bulb moments and the enthusiasm they bring. My main passion is mental health for all, and believe if we can create the right environment for our children to express their emotions and feelings, then we are on the right track to having well-rounded mentally healthy individual’s with a “tool box” of strategies to help when things become tricky or overwhelming.