Jessie is Alive’s Volunteer Coordinator and has spent much of her working life in the charity sector working for local community projects and services. Over the past 5 years or so, this has been focussed primarily within the world of mental health and therapy provision in Bristol. Jessie is a trained counsellor and, alongside her work at Alive, has a small private therapy practice.

She is a big believer in the numerous benefits of nature and the outdoors, and you will often find her in the forest with her beautiful puppy-dog, pottering about in the garden with a cup of tea in hand, or propagating her many houseplants (if she isn’t baking a cake, that is!)