Introducing Dr Lynda Teape, our Director of Services Development

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This month Tom’s Trust will welcome Dr Lynda Teape to the team as our Director of Services Development. This new and exciting post has been funded by the National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.

Pictured: Tom’s Trust CEO – Rebecca Wood, Director of Services Development – Dr Lynda Teape, Co-Founder – Debs Mitchell of Tom's Trust

Pictured: Tom’s Trust CEO – Rebecca Wood, Director of Services Development – Dr Lynda Teape, Co-Founder – Debs Mitchell

Working closely with our CEO Rebecca Wood, Lynda will be leading on the development and innovation of our new services. She will consult closely with our families and medical professionals to understand the gaps and barriers for children and young people with brain tumours and how we can help to close those gaps. Her role will have a huge impact on the growth and direction of the charity and move us closer to meeting our mission of changing the mental health provision for childhood brain tumours in the UK forever, by reaching children with brain tumours and their families in every area of the UK by 2030.

Our Director of Services Development

Lynda is an experienced senior clinical psychologist, having worked in the NHS for 20 years as well as private practice for seven. She has worked in neuropsychology and neuro rehab and in palliative care and is already experienced at setting up new services.

Lynda will also investigate how we can increase collaboration with other organisations, represent the charity to the Neuro Oncology Special Interest Group (a group of clinical psychologists who work with patients who have neurological cancers throughout England hospitals), and oversee the development of our work supporting our families moving from paediatric care to adult services, as well as look at community groups for families. She will also spearhead the development of our new information services for families, carrying on the ground-breaking work we have already done in pioneering the sibling toolkit.

Dr Lynda Teape says: “I was drawn to this role as I was motivated by the potential to make a real difference to the lives of the people that it serves. I have long held a particular interest and passion for working with people and families faced with the challenges of a life changing illness and within the field of neuropsychology. I am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.”

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