The Parent Rooms

Our Board

Meet the Trustees

Carly Craig

Chair

Carly joined our Board in 2020 after progressing through our Peer Support Training programme. She leads three of our peer support groups as well as running her own business, All of Me Sensory. Carly’s passion for helping families is unending and she is constantly looking for new ways to improve lives. She became Chair in August 2021.

Aisling Cooper

vice chair

Aisling was one of the first members of our online support group and a past Chair. She has been an active volunteer ever since taking on a moderator role on our online forum before become one of the founding members of our Board of Directors. She is a keen advocate for perinatal mental health and shares her lived experience regularly to raise awareness and reduce stigma.

Leslie Altic

Treasurer

Leslie is one of the founding members of our Board of Directors and a mum with lived experience. She is an active volunteer and member of the birth community through her work as a doula. Leslie also volunteers with SANDS, the stillbirth charity, and is passionate about helping parents with all aspects of birthing and parenting.

Bybit Areketa

trustee

Bybit joined the Board in 2020 and is passionate about raising awareness of perinatal mental illness following her own experiences. Bybit has spoken publicly about her experiences to many and work to reduce stigma and isolation, particularly among the BAME community.

Lindsay Robinson

Trustee

Lindsay is a very well-known campaigner for perinatal mental health services in Northern Ireland. She has been instrumental in getting perinatal mental healthcare included in the Dept. of Health’s ten-year action plan for mental health for the first time. Lindsay’s focus is on campaigning and raising awareness through her movement, “Have You Seen That Girl?”

Emma Fraser

trustee

Emma is another of our founding board members and the other half of Belfast Baby Company alongside Leslie Altic. A trained birth doula and antenatal educator, Emma works to ensure parents get the best start, both physically and emotionally. She has lived experience of perinatal mental illness and is passionate about reducing stigma and isolation.

Hannah Brown

Trustee

Hannah is a senior mental health practitioner with a background in social work. She has worked with mums with experience of perinatal mental health throughout her career. This is an area she is particularly passionate about and she is excited to be a part of The Parent Rooms as they continue to develop and deliver vital support services to parents. She currently works in CAMHS and loves a walk with her pooch to unwind.

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