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Advisory Board

Amanda Street

Amanda’s career spans 20 years in International Marketing, Sales and HR for Hewlett Packard. Followed by 15 years as an executive coach, helping C-Suite clients across the globe manage and optimise their careers. Amanda is also a workplace sleep coach, helping employees and employers reach their full potential through prioritising and optimising sleep quality and quantity.

Amanda is passionate about how businesses can support their employee’s mental wellbeing to be healthier and happier. She is currently writing a book about sleep and recovery, having noticed just how many of her corporate clients are increasingly talking about their challenges in getting a good night’s sleep, and the impact this is having on their performance both at work and at home.

Rhonda Siddall

Rhonda has almost 25 years’ experience in the communication and medical education industries. She has contributed to national newspapers, women’s magazines, digital health sites, professional titles (medical, nursing, pharmacy, social services’ audiences), and worked in the television industry as a documentary and development producer.

Rhonda has also worked extensively as a writer in the healthcare industry, producing educational material for patients and healthcare professionals, and as a healthcare consultant supporting the development of educational programmes, and organising educational and training events. Her experience covers a range of healthcare and therapeutic fields.

Rhonda has been recognised for excellence in medical journalism, and for increasing understanding of mental health as part of the team that produced an award-winning documentary for Channel 4. She is passionate about mental health, and is committed to helping others suffering from mental health issues through The Shaw Mind Foundation.

As a mother of two teenage children, Rhonda believes that supporting children and young people to flourish and cope with the emotional demands of modern-day life is crucial, and that mental health advice and education for children and young people is vital to this.

Eric Fragale

Eric Fragale started out working for a U.S. Advertising Company based on Madison Avenue N.Y.C., who mainly dealt with Real Estate Campaigns.

When he returned to the UK ten years later, he found himself teaching media at a Lincolnshire based college, along with starting a property portfolio which has had 25 years of growth and has consisted of shop outlets and residential.

Twelve years ago, Eric became a Grammar School Parent Governor, of which he still finds himself a Link Governor. Eric takes great pleasure in working alongside some very gifted teachers, all of whom share the same positive outcome in wanting to get the best out of the children and young people they work with.

Eric has experience in working with charitable organisations and have previously raised vital funds for Leukaemia charities – a cause very close to his heart. He also has experience in speaking to small groups or individuals about the subject, and how to deal with the mental health aspect that can affect people when diagnosed with an illness of this nature.

This is one of the reasons he feels very honoured to have been asked to sit on The Shaw Mind Foundation Advisory Board, and is looking forward to playing a part in driving the charity forward.

Patrick Gahan


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