Meet the Team.

Wendy Boyers

Qualified FE Lecturer and Art-Health Facilitator, working towards Masters in Arts-Health. Experience includes 7 years community arts and arts for wellbeing facilitating, Arts Award Advisor, 17 years as a Training Manager and Training Coordinator and 2 years as an Accounts Manager for a Design Agency. Wendy also practices her own Abstract artwork at her studio at Cross Street Art Studios, Standish.

Mum to two boys and carer to her eldest who has Cerebral Palsy. Lover of all things arty and crisp butties.

“Engaging in the arts promotes wellbeing and positive mental health. Being creative is an important part of everyday life, you just need to find your way of expressing it” Wendy Boyers.

 

Gemma UnsworthGemma Unsworth

Qualified FE Lecturer and Art-Health Facilitator, Distinction in Masters in Arts-Health. Work experience includes working with people with dementia, art youth worker volunteer at Bolton Lads and Girls Club. Working currently as a Textile Artist from her studio at home.

Proud owner of her pet budgies Ian and Harry and lover of all things creative.. and cheese.

 

“I am passionate about supporting members of our community to be inspired to find their inner creativity.” Gemma Unsworth. 

 

Lyndsey SawhneyLyndsey Sawhney

HCPC registered Occupational Therapist. Previous work experience includes working at a local not for profit organisation in Wigan as an information, advice and support worker, a early years key worker and independent support worker (EHCP), activities facilitator and an adults advocacy worker. Additional job roles at Embrace working with children with disabilities including autism and ADHD, supporting families at meetings by getting the right support and advocating for their children.

Lyndsey loves all things geeky and thinks flamingos are hilarious.

“Our unique perceptions enable us to be creative in different ways, we all have the potential to create the most amazing things.” Lyndsey Sawhney

 

Betheny Brimble

Betheny is a full time mother to four children and works with Umbrella Arts from home, on a voluntary basis. She has a plethora of experience with children and adults with additional needs, including her own daughter. She has a degree in Children, Young people and services, a degree in English Literature, plus qualifications in Safeguarding and SEN.

Lover of literature and will often be known to blurt out random lines from her favourite Shakespeare plays!

 

“It isn’t everyday you’re able to dress up and become a real life zombie. I relish being able to plan large scale community fundraising events such as Scarefest, bringing to life things people would only be able to dream of.” Betheny Brimble