Regional Cordinator Team
Our regional corodinators are making magic happen in various regions across the country.
Area: Wiltshire, Hampshire & Berkshire
Due to circumstances in mine, close friends and relatives lives, I found myself looking into supporting men’s mental health.
Area: East & West Sussex
I have been riding motorcycles since the age of 8 and was a trials rider.
I passed my test on a Can-Am 250 in 1983.
I am ex Forces and have been in financial services for 36 years now leading a firm of Chartered Financial Planners and Accountants.
I ride a CVO Ultra, a CVO Street Glide and a 2023 Breakout. I have been a member of the Widows Sons since 2008 and I am a branded member.
I lost my best friend in 1986 to suicide and am very keen to support people who are struggling. Joining Motorbike Mental Health was a perfect fit to enjoy my motorcycling and to support others when needed. I am very happy to be involved.
I’m Janet, locally known as ‘Lollipop’ and I ride anything with two wheels. My current everyday ride is an intruder 800.
Area: Northern Ireland
I’ve been biking on and off since I was 16. I ride a Yamaha Midnight Star, and Honda Shadow, both cruisers or Arm-Chairs they’re great Therapy.
Joining MHM helps me get out to mix with biker’s and share my experience’s and allows others to open up conversation’s.
Since joining MHM, I’ve been invited to Event’s and to give short talk’s about the MHM to groups and clubs.
Area: Beds, Herts & Bucks
Hi, what an absolute pleasure it is to be the regional coordinator for Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. I decided to get involved with Mental Health Motorbike when I saw an advert on Instagram to train to be a Mental Health First Aider through them and things have grown from there.
Having suffered in the past with poor mental health I feel it is time for me to offer support and guidance to others; with a love of motorbikes, Mental Health Motorbike is the ideal place to be.
I work for an exam board as a Continuous Improvement Coordinator and currently ride a 2007 Yamaha R1. I have done a couple of track days and been fortunate enough to ride enduro bikes in Wales, Spain, Morocco (doing a few of the Dakar routes) and a 12-day trip over the Transkei mountains in South Africa. When not riding, I enjoy live music, theatre, painting, cooking and watching films. I am now looking forward to doing what I can to drive the charity forward.
Area: Devon & Cornwall
I’m Lottie and currently ride a Suzuki GS500.
I have always enjoyed motorbikes from a young age. I would ride as pillion, until passing my bike test in 2017, which I took on a Ducati Scrambler 800cc.
Over the years I have been on some great motorbike trips as pillion, from going out to the TT, touring France, with the furthest travelled on the bike to Croatia. One memory is the roads up to Mont Ventoux being pretty amazing.
In 2021 I rode my own bike to Wales for a few days with some great friends. This trip improved my own riding immensely, along with some great roads and laughter.
I’m looking forward to the Regional Coordinator role for Devon and Cornwall and supporting MHM. I recently completed the Mental Health First Aider course.
Area: Surrey, Kent & South London
I’m Alex, based near Gatwick. I have been a motorcyclist for many years and passed my IAM advanced test a couple of years ago. One of my bikes is an old Honda that has turned into a restoration project that maybe one day I will finish and ride!
I really believe in the work MHM is doing and I know from experience the difference that having the right support can make for some. It also never fails to amaze me how brilliant the motorcycling community can be and the great feeling that being part of that community can bring.
I’m lucky to be my own boss which gives me the flexibility to volunteer in the role of regional coordinator. I really hope I can help make a difference and am looking forward to building relations with venues/hosts and other volunteers in my region
Area: Avon & Somerset Region
I am Andy I live in Bristol and I am married with five children. I am the stereotype of the ‘born again biker’. I passed my test in 1997 and had a Kawasaki GPZ500 as my first bike, roll forward a few years and last December I bought another VFR 800 but this time the VTEC. Wow is all I will say.
I have had my own struggles over the years with PTSD from my work; and I really leant on my wife and family for support. After 22yrs of denial of my own issues I finally spoke out about it and got some help. I remember my GP saying ‘ how long have you been suffering like this’ I replied ‘since 1999’
Returning to the bike scene has been great and already I have met some lovely people. I was really moved when I read about Mental Health Motorbike on Facebook and volunteered to help at an event. I then became a MHFA via Mental Health Motorbike.
Area Wales & Border Counties
Hi my name is Paul Sims.
Whilst I have not experienced any serious mental health issues myself I have very close family members who struggle with anxiety, depression and PTSD. They have often felt alone and unsupported. So when I came across the work that Mental Health Motorbike was doing I thought it was something I should get involved with given my experiences and love of motorbikes.
For relaxation I play the classical guitar, walk my dogs, practice tai chi, enjoy the gym and obviously ride my bike.
I currently ride an Indian Scout Bobber and I’m going to enjoy riding the gorgeous roads in my area to spread the word.
I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible especially now that I have become one of MHM’s regional coordinators
Area: The Channel Islands