Alistair Reid – Chair
Having just moved to Mid Wales I became a Director 3 years ago and I am currently the Chair of Mid and North Powys Mind.
My main professional background is within film production and was an owner of a small production company. I also extensively taught Film / Video production at many Universities and Tertiary Colleges.
Having personal experience of mental health issues I wanted to help the organisation to both develop and enhance the vital services it provides, and to ensure a strong, responsive and progressive future for all who are within the Mid and North Powys Mind’s community.
I have a passion for Photoshop and 3D creation tools on the PC and enjoy sharing my knowledge of the programs.
I chose to become a Director of Mid and North Powys Mind because I have empathy towards those who struggle with Mental Health issues and just want people to know that they are not alone.
I joined Mid and North Powys Mind as a member in 2014 when I needed support whilst experiencing trauma and depression.
I come from a health and social care background and enjoy being a Director of Mid and North Powys Mind as we are very community focused and I think, an important asset to Llandrindod Wells.
I love animals, nature, current affairs and sci-fi and live in a very remote Welsh valley.
I started attending a Mid and North Powys Mind Outreach group many years ago. It helped me tremendously with my mental health. I became a volunteer and I still am.
I enjoy baking cakes and making preserves. I have recommended the services of Mind to many people in the past and continue to do so. It is an amazing organisation that I am proud to be part of.
I have lived in Powys for the last 10 years and work as a Human Resources professional at Powys County Council.
I have personal experience of living with a mental health condition and joined Mid and North Powys Mind as a way of giving back to the community – people must know that they don’t have to go through a mental health crisis on their own!
I have a specific interest in mental health in the workplace and I’m trained as a Mental Health First Aider.