Trustees

Harry Biggs-Davison

Chair of Trustees

Harry was a headteacher of a London school for 26 years before retiring in December 2015, following the death of his 25 year old son, Patrick. He became a trustee of PAPYRUS in 2016.

Tony Harrison

Trustee

Tony is from Darwen in Lancashire and lost his only child Vicky to suicide in 2010. Tony became a member of PAPYRUS in 2012 and has been raising awareness and funds ever since. He campaigns to raise awareness of suicide and to help shatter the myths and stigma through both local and national press. Tony also sits on the Blackburn with Darwen Suicide Prevention Strategy Group.

Sarah Fitchett

Trustee

Sarah is a Registered General Nurse with 25 years’ experience. She worked as a Neonatal Nurse over the last 17 years prior to moving to The University of Salford where she is now a Neonatal Lecturer within the Midwifery Team.

Sarah became involved with PAPYRUS in 2013 after the loss of her 14-year-old son Ben to suicide.

Helen Denny

Trustee

Helen lost her older sister Cath to suicide in November 1996 and has been supporting PAPYRUS since early 2000. As part of PAPYRUS Helen aims to help others understand the importance of talking and learning about suicide and highlights the need for people to be trained in suicide prevention.

Don Hart

Trustee

Don is a Church Leader, based in Wells, Somerset. Don joined PAPYRUS following the loss of his son, Dave, to suicide in November 2011. Don has a particular interest in our information sharing and confidentiality campaign.

Sangeeta Mahajan

Trustee

Sangeeta joined PAPYRUS following the loss of her son, Saagar, to suicide in 2014. She is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Sangeeta is a committed advocate for mental health and suicide prevention issues, raising awareness and breaking stigma through writing blogs and articles, speaking on radio and TV as well as addressing public gatherings. She is also an educator for communities that care for young people, teaching early recognition of mental illness and early intervention.

Josh Haskey

Treasurer

Josh Haskey from The West Midlands works for the Financial Ombudsman. He joined the Board in June 2020 and is the Treasurer for the charity.

Tom Smith

Trustee

Tom is from Sunderland in the North East and is a keen campaigner for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Tom qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 2019 having previously studied at Northumbria University and is currently working for Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Tom is extremely passionate about ‘breaking barriers’ when it comes to stigmatisation and wrote his dissertation at university titled ‘Male Suicide Prevention in Clinical Practice and Beyond”.

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