Who’s Who

Our Trustees

Susan Walshe Chair

Susan is a trained social worker with a particular interest in mental health and especially the use of Family Intervention.

Asia Hyland TreasurerAsia has previously worked in a senior accounting role within a large automotive manufacturing plant in Europe.

Libby Simpson Secretary

Libby helps with administration and organising social events.
Libby is also a carer.

Tony Haydn

Tony is a carer who has been involved in the work of Family Tree since its inception.

John Donoghue 

John is a mental health pharmacist, an honorary lecturer in the School of Pharmacy at Liverpool John Moores University and a fellow of the College of Mental Health Pharmacy.

Other committee members are service users and carers.

Our Staff

Paul Etherington  Carers' Services Manager

Paul has worked extensively in senior management positions in the NHS and voluntary sector before joining Family Tree Wirral in 2013.

Tony Lawrence  Advocate & Benefits Adviser

Tony was a professional advocate for mental health service users for over 20 years before joining Family Tree in 2014.  His focus is on supporting carers or family members of those experiencing mental ill health.

Part-time Counsellors

Helen Hunt, Jo Breese and EIleen Doyle work with our carers’ counselling project.

Our Volunteers

We value the time and help that volunteers bring to Family Tree.  We currently have volunteers helping us with administration, marketing, membership support and our social activities.  Each one makes a real difference to the work we can do with carers.   If you have a few hours free each week and think you can help, please contact us!