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THE TRUSTEES

 

Game Therapy UK has a small, but diverse, team of 7 Trustees.  All the Trustees are unpaid and have no financial conflicts of interest with the charity. If you are interested in becoming a trustee of Game Therapy UK please drop us an email. 

 

The Trustees have a broad and in-depth experience of setting up successful and innovative organisations across business, charity, clinical and educational spectrum. They also bring experience of working with homeless, addiction, veterans’ services, the prison services and services working with neurodivergent young people. They also have knowledge in areas of the charities primary activities including physical, mental health and social disadvantage as well as experience in research and training.

The trustees meet a minimum of quarterly (January/ April/ July/ Oct).

A copy of the charities accounts are available upon request. The charities policy documents and standards are available here

TRUSTEES (volunteers)

Gary Colman (Chair) is a specialist homelessness GP (winner of London Homelessness Award 2021 and awarded Highly Commended in Best Primary Care Team British Medical Journal Awards 2021 for his projects with homelessness). He also has experience of working alongside NHS drug and alcohol treatment teams. As a former Army doctor he has experience shared with military veterans. He has 40 years experience of running and designing games.

Finbar Macdonald-Westall (secretary) is a recovery coordinator and has worked extensively with Addiction Services and Homelessness Charities. He is a recovery coach with particular interest in the neuroscience of trauma and behavioral change, and Game Therapy. 

Giles Rowe (treasurer) was co-founder and former CEO of Henderson Rowe investment management. He was also former Director of Action On Addiction charity.

Mira Manga is a RPG journalist and Youtuber. She is Editor and Writer for the Lush Times newspaper and also a regular contributor to Dragon+, Wyrd Science and Fandom, edit 28 Mag and she writes about all things D&D, RPG sci-fi and fantasy.

Charlie Conquest is a specialist homelessness nurse for the NHS and also an Outreach Worker for the Aisling Charity. She has worked extensively with people experiencing multiple vulnerabilities including homelessness, social isolation, and drug and alcohol addiction. 

Kathyrn Regan is a Clinical Psychologist for Crisis the homelessness charity. She has worked extensively with people experiencing multiple vulnerabilities including homelessness, social isolation, and drug and alcohol addiction. 

Neil Mackay is a charterd accountant with considerable experience of working with multiple national charities. 

 

THE VOLUNTEERS

There is also a small, diverse central team of volunteers directly supporting the Game Therapy UK and its Trustees. This team of volunteers provides invaluable additional clinical experience, administrative experience as well as providing diversity of gender, ethnicity, age and experience.  

If you are interested in volunteering to help in any capacity we would love to hear from you. Whether its supporting the central team with administrative skills, clinical skills or fundraising. Or working in a Game Therapy project, supporting the teaching Faculty or research.

OPERATIONAL COMMITTEES

There are currently 5 Operational Committees (of 7-9 volunteers), each with their own chairperson, secretary, shadow treasurer, volunteer rep and general committee members. They meet at least quarterly and provide minuted meetings to the trustees. They also have a representative attend the Trustees Quarterly meetings as an observer. 

The current committees are:

Veterans Committee (or TAG) (serving or veteran military volunteers) who manage the military gaming projects (under the name of Tactical Advance to Game) under the governance of the trustees. 

Schools Libraries and Clubs Committee (or SLAC) who manage the schools, libraries and clubs projects under the governance of the trustees. 

Autistic RPG Committee (ARP) who manage the autistic adult and Young people projects under the governance of the trustees. 

Homelessness Committee who manage the projects for people experiencing homelessness under the governance of the trustees. 

Academic Faculty who manage the British Academic Conference in Therapeutic Gaming under the governance of the trustees. 

Each committee also has a extensive Working Group of specialists in the field, and experts through lived experience who provide advice and guidance. 

SPECIAL THANKS

Special thanks goes to Rupert Greyling of The Goblins Chest, our lead professional GM who currently works and advises on running gaming projects across all our projects.  

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