Everyday heros

Improving Hamiltons mental health and wellbeing

Meet Our Heroes

Meet some exceptional people and organisations who are dedicated to improving Hamiltons mental health and well-being through art, with a special commitment to supporting vulnerable populations. Share your super hero powers as a sponsor, volunteer or staff person. We are always on the lookout for extraordinary people like you.

Our Team of Art Heros

Meet our tutors, therapists and admin, working towards improving Hamiltons mental health and well-being.

Cass Hendry  - AThR (Hons) (Clinical)Programme  Manager
Cass Hendry

AThR (Hons) (Clinical)

Programme Manager

Lynda Preest - Health Funding and Trust Administrator
Lynda Preest

Health Funding and Trust Administrator

Rhiannon Jackson -  BMALead Community Arts Tutor
Rhiannon Jackson


Lead Community Arts Tutor

Megan Thompson - Arts TutorGroup Instructor
Megan Thompson

Arts Tutor

Group Instructor

Jennifer Park - MA in Oriental PaintingArts Tutor
Jennifer Park

MA in Oriental Painting

Arts Tutor

Scarlett Jeong -  AThR (Clinical)Arts Therapist
Scarlett Jeong

AThR (Clinical)

Arts Therapist

Eve Cunnane - AThR (Clinical)Arts Therapist
Eve Cunnane

AThR (Clinical)

Arts Therapist

Gianna Degueldre  - BMABusiness Developer
Gianna Degueldre


Business Developer

Jacqueline Beaton    -  MSoc ScBusiness Developer
Jacqueline Beaton

MSoc Sc

Business Developer

Emma Billingham  - NZSLSupport Team
Emma Billingham


Support Team

Our Team of Trustees Heros

Our Board of Trustees holds the belief that access to the Arts is crucial for Hamiltons mental health, wellbeing and overall success.

Lisa Mitchell  - BSocSc (Hons)Chairperson
Lisa Mitchell

BSocSc (Hons)


Abby Parsons  - B.J / BMATrustee
Abby Parsons



Melanie Odey  - MSoc Sc / MBAVice Chairperson
Melanie Odey

MSoc Sc / MBA

Vice Chairperson

Glenys Steele  - LLBTrustee
Glenys Steele



Jennifer Morgan  - LLBBoard Secretary
Jennifer Morgan


Board Secretary

Kirsty Holdaway  - MBABoard Treasurer
Kirsty Holdaway


Board Treasurer

Are you our next Hero?

Our mission is to enhance Hamiltons mental health and overall well-being through the transformative influence of creative art and therapeutic approaches. With over three decades of dedicated service, we've seen artists flourish and thrive. We provide a diverse range of artistic and arts-based therapies to help individuals achieve happiness, health, and success. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer and being an integral part of this meaningful journey, please reach out to us."


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