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The Secretariat supports the Co-Chairs and Steering Group and is responsible for overseeing delivery of the NSPA work plan and joint projects.

The Secretariat currently consists of Penny Fosten, the NSPA Executive Lead , and Juliette Worrall Membership and Communications Officer. Both roles are based at Samaritans’ Head Office in Surrey.

Penny Fosten – NSPA Executive Lead

Penny has a wealth of experience having been a trainer, campaigner and project manager working across a range of projects to improve well-being. Previously, she also spent five years volunteering within suicide prevention. Penny established a new reading for well being programme in London for The Reader, which she grew from nothing to a team of 9 staff, over 200 volunteers and nearly a quarter of a million pounds of funding. She’s worked with a range of partners including mental health trusts, local councils, and community organisations across settings such as libraries, prisons, and homeless hostels.

Juliette Worrall – Membership and Communications Officer

Juliette has worked in the charity sector for the past 15 years in a variety of fundraising and marketing roles, most recently at Shooting Star Chase as Supporter Care Manager, where she was responsible for setting up a new team, building supporter relationships and navigating new fundraising regulation.  She has also worked at Suzy Lamplugh Trust, VSO and Age UK.