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Cygnus Support is a vibrant charity with a strong reputation as a professional emotional Wellbeing service, offering talking therapies, education and support to individuals across the Northumberland. Cygnus Support has had a presence in Northumberland for 30 years and we are very aware of the increase in the number of individuals who are struggling to maintain a good enough level of mental health. The charity is poised for growth and is looking forward to increasing its portfolio and expanding into new markets over the coming years. Mental health has become more common place and as an organisation we are working hard to consolidate our experience in order to improve and expand our services and be more responsive to local need in this area.

Cygnus Support have a number of exciting projects happening across Northumberland. We have been successful in attracting three years funding from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, we support victims of crime, including domestic abuse, with financial support from the Police & Crime Commissioner, we are a key provider in the Northumberland Building Better Opportunity Programme focussed on employability, and we have the investment of Community Foundation Fresh Ideas funding to establish a commercial arm to enable financial sustainability.

As the breadth of our work increases, and our focus is firmly on delivery of our future we are inviting new additions to our already committed Board of Trustees. We are particularly interested in recruiting trustees with experience in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Legal
  • PR & Communications
  • Marketing
  • IT
  • Social Media
  • Fundraising

Even if your experience is not in one of these areas we would still like to hear from you.

As a new trustee you will be fully supported through an induction, followed by ongoing support from board members and management with Cygnus Support.   These roles are unremunerated, but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The Board meets every six weeks and trustees and invited and encouraged to support one of our sub-committees, and where possible representing the charity at public events.

If you would like to learn more about Cygnus Support or what it is like to be a trustee then please contact Jill Scarr, Chair on 07764 996571

Application forms are available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 01670 853977, or write to Cygnus Support, 1 Council Road, Ashington, NE63 8RZ