• Meet the facilitators

    Steph Mayo

    Facilitator

     

    From initially attending a life changing parenting group when her daughter was four years old in 1992, Steph has been involved on and off with PNS. Coming from a background in Social Work, Further Education, Higher Education and Community Education, Steph has been working with PNS as a sessional Facilitator for over 20 years. Working with parents in a range of settings from schools to community centres and in partnership with local organisations, she has been immensely inspired and heartened by the enthusiasm, courage, strength and resilience shown by parents, all too often, in the face of multiple personal and social challenges.

    Working as a member of the PNS training team over the last ten years, she has been privileged to work alongside groups of highly skilled, committed and passionate learners, and witnessing their personal and professional success has been greatly rewarding.

    Steph continues to work as a yoga teacher, drama facilitator, Reiki practitioner and community activist and values the opportunity to contribute to the crucial work of this organisation.

     

     

     

    Antonia Hannaway

    Facilitator

    Antonia first started out with Parent Network Scotland when her little girl was one year old. She was struggling trying to find a balance; she didn't have any positive role models in her childhood, so she kept trying to be the "perfect parent", which was making her miserable. Antonia's time with PNS has totally changed her life and she has experienced things she never thought possible. She now wants to give other parents the experience she has had and see others shine.

    Shona Gilmour

    Facilitator

    This is a photo of Shona and her son Matthew around the time she started her PNS journey and she says she never imagined the opportunities it would open up for her. It was great to do something for herself after chemotherapy was done. She also particularly enjoyed meeting a great group of other mums. Shona says she never thought she would be running a successful group with another mum, and it's been an exciting and rewarding journey so far.

    Karin Tirevoll

    Facilitator

    Karin has two children with Asperger's syndrome and ADHD. Based on this, she set up a parent support group to empower parents and provide support, as well as provide workshops and training opportunities for parents. This is how Karin became involved with Parent Network Scotland and is now a PNS sessional facilitator. Karin is also an MCR pathway mentor in secondary schools, where the focus is to provide mentoring to young people where there is a barrier to learning. She worked in adult mental health, based in the community for 20 years also, and this has given an overall in-depth knowledge of how family dynamics work, and the massive impact mental health issues have on children. Karin has a sincere passion about helping parents and families, and has extensive training and experience as well as being an advocate for parents.

    Karin loves DIY and cycling, although her physical health does not allow it, as well as travelling home to Norway or visit her favourite place - Salou

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