Former Children in Need executive to join Isle of Wight Youth Trust as Chief Executive

The new Chief Executive brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with young people across the charity sector, including in her most recent role as part of the senior leadership team at BBC Children in Need.

clare cannock - new head of youth trust - Mairead Healy and Malcolm Marshall

Felicity shares this latest news on behalf of Isle of Wight Youth Trust. Ed


The Isle of Wight Youth Trust has today announced the appointment of Clare Cannock to the position of Chief Executive.

The Youth Trust is the Island’s largest independent provider of youth mental health services and supports over 1,000 young people every year through their one-to-one counselling service.

Cannock: Excited to be joining the Isle of Wight Youth Trust
Clare said she was looking forward to further embedding a youth-led approach within the Youth Trust acknowledged the significant work done by previous Chief Executive, Mairead Healy. She said,

“I am really excited to be joining the Isle of Wight Youth Trust and continuing the valuable work that Mairead has developed, working alongside our talented team of counsellors, staff, volunteers and young people.

“I am particularly looking forward to listening to the young people on the Island and using their insight to inform and develop our programmes and activities to support young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

“I am also keen to work in partnership with other providers to ensure a holistic and connected offer, ensuring young people can flourish across The Island.”

Marshall: A wealth of knowledge and experience
Youth Trust Chairman, Malcolm Marshall, said that the Youth Trust was excited to welcome Clare to the post. He said,

“We are delighted to be welcoming Clare to the Youth Trust family. Clare brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with young people across the charity sector, including in her most recent role as part of the senior leadership team at BBC Children in Need.

“Our vision is a future where all young Islanders are empowered to overcome barriers and achieve their potential and Clare will lead the Youth Trust to continue serving our young people.”

Marshall: Brilliant job done by Mairead
He further added,

“Clare is succeeding Mairead Healy who is joining Amnesty International in a senior role – Mairead steered the Youth Trust through a period of transformation and we’d like to thank her for the brilliant job that she did and wish her great success with her exciting new role.”

Wednesday, 21st August, 2019 12:02pm

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Geoff Brodie

What is ‘anti male’ about opposing domestic abuse ?

Billy Dog
In the CP article it named Ms Healy as the CE of the trust and that she was organising the protest against Boris following the alleged domestic dispute with his partner. The anti male reference was the quoted tone of the protest in that he was not prosecuted despite there being no actual offence reported. You would need to read the original CP report and the debate… Read more »
Sally Perry

The CP chose to connect the organisers of the protest with the Youth Trust, even though the press release about the event that was sent to all media did not.

hermit

Billy Dog, you need to be posting this on the IWCP website, not here.

Billy Dog
Does this change have anything to do with Ms Healy’s attempt at organising an anti Domestic Abuse and Boris protest on the Island recently. The campaign was organised using the Youth Trust name. It attracted a great deal of criticism for dragging the trust into the political and anti male arena. I hope the new CE concentrates on the core values of the trust and does not… Read more »
Sally Perry

Given Mairead’s departure was announced two and half months earlier (https://onthewight.com/isle-of-wight-youth-trust-leader-moving-on/), I’d say no.

I don’t remember the Youth Trust being mentioned at all in relation to the Boris Johnson protest (https://onthewight.com/activists-set-to-protest-boris-johnsons-isle-of-wight-visit/)