Happy Space UK Charity- Charity Number: 1183549 - info@happyspace.org.uk 

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Nader Dehdashti is an experienced television producer and talent manager working with top British executives and talent within the entertainment industry.  

As a founder, Nader is extremely passionate about mental health and wellbeing and is on a mission to change the laws surrounding mental health education in the UK.

NADER DEHDASHTI

Founder/ Chief Executive Officer

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Dr Hugo Layard Horsfall is an Academic Foundation Doctor at the University of Cambridge. He trained at St George’s and Kings College London.

 

Hugo is pursuing a career in neurosurgery and has won numerous prizes and awards for his research, in addition to presenting novel data at international neurosurgical conferences. He is a keen sportsman and truly values holistic wellbeing. Hugo lives by Happy Space’s pillars and is passionate about translating the Happy Space message into positive student wellbeing.

HUGO LAYARD-HORSFALL

Founder/ Head of research

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Having recently graduated from the University of Leeds with a Batchelors degree in Politics, Charlie now plies his trade as a Business Consultant for Atos, applying his business expertise to ensure Happy Space is always on the front foot of operational excellence.

 

When not consulting businesses, Charlie is often bopping about the South London Jazz scene or shopping at Carhartt or Vans.

CHARLIE WALSH

OPERATIONS MANAGER

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Char graduated from Bristol with a History degree in 2018. After dabbling in events and travelling the world for a little while, she is now working as a New Business & Marketing Exec in an Advertising agency.

 

Outside of the office, Char can be found doing karaoke, getting stuck into a good book, trying a new restaurant with friends, and almost definitely with a cup of tea in hand.

CHAR INGLE

HEAD OF PR

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After graduating from the University of Bristol with First Class Honours in Archaeology and Anthropology, Sarah has recently gained a Master’s with distinction in Conservation and Rural Development from the University of Kent.

 

Currently exploring exactly where her passion for nature and culture will take her, Sarah has so far relished the chance to say “yes” to a range of opportunities from driving a van around the Italian Alps as a bicycle mechanic, managing conferences and events in the City of London, surveying great crested newts in Kentish ponds and even acting as a rollerskating waitress at Disneyland Paris. Sarah has been posting emojis and chatting to students about mental health since 2017!

SARAH HUMPHRYS

Head of Social Media

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Tegan currently works as an Associate at Latham & Watkins, LLP. She attended King’s College London, gaining a First Class Honors degree in Law, and winning both the Dickson Poon School of Law and Kaplan Prizes for outstanding academic achievement.

 

Tegan has always found having a musical outlet to be essential (piano, violin, singing) and is delighted to have cofounded an organisation that prioritises encouraging students to utilise creative methods to improve mental wellbeing. Since Happy Space’s inception, Tegan has focused on strategy, partnerships and the procuring and presentation of engaging content for students.

TEGAN CREEDY

Founder/ Chief Operations Officer

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Jolly graduated from the University of Bristol with a first in Mathematics and Economics and is currently working as a Corporate & International Tax Associate whilst studying to be a Chartered Accountant (ACA). Jolly is also a One Young World Ambassador and sits as Co-Chair of the 2030 Finance & Business Task Force helping to advocate and achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the finance sector.

 

Throughout school, he has taken a keen interest in the performing arts and sports meaning he certainly doesn't put himself down as just a numbers guy! If you had to describe him in a sentence, it would surely be "Jolly by name, Jolly by nature"!

JOLLY LAYARD HORSFALL

Chief Financial Officer

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Ellie is currently studying for her Psychology BSc at The University of Exeter. 
She hopes to be able to use her degree to continue to support the mental health of children and young people, and Happy Space! 

 

Before her degree, Ellie worked in advertising and marketing alongside brands such as TUI and Bayer.

ELLIE HALL

Head of Partnerships

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In 2007 Natalie qualified from Southampton University with a Batchelor of Arts Degree in Illustration, and since then have been working as a freelance Illustrator and Designer in Sussex, England.

 

Nat is best known for her Botanical Bottle Prints, her most popular ones being the Hendricks gin bottle, Bombay Sapphire gin bottle and the Williams Chase gin bottle. Nat has also created illustrations for food packaging, pub menus and marketing campaigns for some well-known drinks brands.

NAT HANCOCK

Head of Design

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Judith has spent much of her career at senior manager/director level in both the private and public sectors within large and small companies. Senior roles in strategy, business planning and strategic marketing, combined with an MBA and MSC provide academic and theoretical models to combine with 25 years of practical management experience.  She also practices as a psychotherapist with experience in the NHS and private practice. Additionally she is a coach.

Judith believes that every individual has some choice in how to live. Via Happy Space children may be encouraged to think about their mental well-being and to develop the strategies necessary to navigate the ups and downs of life.

JUDITH APPS

Head of Trustee Board