Penny Mansfield CBE by Mark Weber

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Penny Mansfield CBE is a sociologist specialising in qualitative research on marriage and couple relationships and on evidence-based practice and policy. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and a regular contributor to both print and broadcast media.  She is a member of the Department of Health Expert Group for the Healthy Child Programme and of the Department for Work and Pension’s Ministerial Steering Group for family support services.

Penny was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year honours list for her services to children and families. Selected publications include ‘Relationship Difficulties and Help Seeking Behaviour’, with J. Ramm, L. Coleman and F. Glenn, 2010, How Helping Works: Towards a shared model of process, with D. Braun, and H. Davis, 2006, and ‘Better partners, better parents’, in Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 2005.

Pat Joseph by Mark Weber

Associate Trainer

Pat has spent over 30 years developing expertise in children and family services across the voluntary, statutory and private sectors enabling others to “be their best selves”.  She is a qualified teacher, social worker, mentor, executive and knowledge transfer coach. During the last ten years she has focused on supporting the remarkable people that lead and manage teams working with vulnerable families.

One of her developing areas of interest is coaching for resilience and well-being within the workplace.

Verity Glasgow by Dean Wilson

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Deputy Director – Operations

Verity has worked for 12 years in service delivery, development and income generation working for Mind and The Terrence Higgins Trust, before joining OnePlusOne in 2011. A qualified PRINCE 2 Practitioner with extensive experience of service delivery, Verity holds the overview of the charity’s activities, leading strategic development of OnePlusOne, managing risk and developing strategic partnerships. 


Jonathan Devereux by Mark Weber


Head of Finance

Jonathan qualified as an accountant (CIPFA) in 1996 and has over 13 year’s experience of charity accounting. During 2008-2010 he was Interim Director, Finance at the Arts Council leading the 30 strong National team, having joined the Arts Council, a Charity in 2003 as Assistant Director, Finance in 2003. Previous roles have included five years as Finance and Planning Manager for English Heritages Major Projects team 1998-2003.

Karen Cairns by Dean Wilson


Karen is an independent consultant with a background in the public sector. She led and managed the OnePlusOne training team who delivered training to 3400 participants across England. Karen has reviewed and contributed to our e-learning modules and designs and delivers bespoke learning programmes.

Karen is a Personal Coach, an NLP Business Practitioner and a consultant.

Maggie Fisher by Dean Wilson


Maggie works as an independent health visiting consultant, trainer and facilitator and works nationally and internationally.

She has worked as a health visitor for over 35 years both within and outside the NHS. Her specialist areas of interest and expertise are infant and child mental health, sleep, relationships and parenting. Maggie has extensive experience in training health visitors, nurses, midwives and practitioners across the health, education and the parenting sector. She is also an associate lecturer at the University of Winchester.

Kate Nicolle by Dean Wilson

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Learning and Training Manager

Kate has 20 years of experience working in the parenting sector with both families and frontline practitioners. Her background includes many varied roles within the parenting sector, from working one to one with families supporting them through challenging times to working on large scale projects for the NHS designing and delivering parenting programmes.

Kate is involved with developing and delivering OnePlusOne’s training programmes and taking new learning to frontline practitioners. She also works in the corporate environment sharing our research and training with those who work in the commercial world.

Kate is always interested in talking about new training opportunities so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have a query or a request you would like to discuss

Beverley Haynes by Mark Weber

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Associate Trainer

Beverley is an independent facilitator working nationally in the health and social care and voluntary sector.

She has worked for many years as a OnePlusOne trainer, delivering Brief Encounters and ‘How to Argue Better’ training and has written materials for our elearning modules and The Couple Connection site. Her experience in training and facilitation was gained as a Health Promotion Specialist at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust. She also designed training in creative thinking and workplace coaching while working for the University of Leeds.

Beverley now specialises in facilitation skills development and has delivered numerous workshops in a wide range of topics.

Jane Joseph by Mark Weber

Associate Trainer

Jane has been working in the development field for over 25 years.  During that time she has been involved in management, leadership, equality, team working and one to one coaching, focusing her attention on soft skills and personal effectiveness type development.

Jane has a proven track record of working with clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Her roles includes being an in-house trainer/facilitator and learning consultant for HMRC and an external trainer delivering management events for the DWP.

Christiane Johnson by Mark Weber


Associate Trainer

Christiane has, until recently, worked in Public Health/ Health Improvement for the NHS and local authority. In that time she has designed and delivered numerous courses which aim to support frontline staff to improve the conversations they have with people.

With over 30 years’ experience in training and facilitation, Christiane has a wealth of experience to offer. She has worked as an occasional tutor at OnePlusOne for the last 10 years