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Our Team

HYP is made up of dedicated, passionate youth workers and motivated managers.

We love what we do and pride ourselves on our energetic and creative approach.

The Project achieved registered charity status in 2008 and we were upgraded to CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) in 2019. All staff have completed Level Three Multi-Agency Child Protection Training and are fully DBS checked.


Our Trustees 

David Raymer 

Gary Anderson

Leslie Attwood

Ben Attwood 


Associate Trustees

Sarah Welply

Clive Morton

Victoria Dinham





Project Manager & Designated Safeguarding Lead

I joined HYP 14 years ago as an Art Development Worker whilst studying for my postgraduate diploma in Youth and Community. I instantly felt at home and identified with the grass roots approach. I feel very privileged to work at such an inspiring project alongside such a fantastic team of professional, motivated and creative practitioners. In my spare time you’ll find me outside making the most of the beautiful Cornish beaches and countryside. 


  • BSC Hons Degree in Social Sciences
  • JNC PG DIP in Youth and Community
  • Accredited Sexual Health and Relationship Education (BROOK) 
  • C- Card (Sexual health)
  • ASSIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)



Senior Youth Worker

I began working at HYP in 2015. It’s the most rewarding job I’ve ever done. At a time when youth clubs are becoming more and more scarce, I feel honoured to be making a positive difference to so many young people’s lives. Youth clubs are an important space for lots of young people to thrive. Facilitating this is HYP’S positive, progressive, and forward-thinking team – I love being part of this.

I come from a background of art and music. Prior to working at HYP, I spent winters sculpting artwork internationally for marine and wildlife habitats and summers working as a beach lifeguard.

Outside of work I love surfing, DJing, producing electronic music and getting out in nature.

  • BA Hons Photography and Art
  • BTEC Electronic Music Production


Youth Worker / Admin and Finance Officer

I really enjoy youth work because no two days are the same. Creativity plays a big part of each day whether it’s baking or doing crafts with young people. I’m good at listening and communicating with others and I love learning new things. Youth work is incredibly rewarding and I love seeing its ripple effect in our community. When I’m not at work I’m on the ocean, whether it’s fishing, kayaking or jet skiing.

  • BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care
  • Mental Health Awareness Trained
  • ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained
  • Understanding Autism Trained
  • C Card Trained (Sexual Health)
  • Level 3 Multi-Agency Child Protection: Domestic Abuse
  • FGM
  • Prevent and Radicalisation
  • Child Protection Trained


Youth Worker

I started with HYP volunteering on the summer activities programme, and I was immediately impressed by how much fun it was! The team here are so professional and passionate about what they do, it’s an inspiring place to work and hugely rewarding. 

We are also very lucky to have an amazing bunch of young people who use our youth centre and attend the activities, it’s a privilege to work with them.   

Previously I worked in Outdoor Education and Sail Training, having started sailing in my teens. I studied photography and I enjoy drawing and creative projects. I love being out and about in Cornwall, surfing, swimming and walking the coast paths.  

BA Hons Photography Degree  

RYA Yachtmaster qualification and Sailing Instructor 

Level 3 Safeguarding Trained  

ASIST suicide prevention  

Trauma Recovery Model Practitioner  



Mental Health First Aid 

C -Card (Sexual Health)


Youth Worker

I first joined HYP as a volunteer assisting with the youth clubs and cafe and then became a youth worker just under a year ago. Being a youth worker is extremely rewarding and it’s great to see the young people we work with benefit from the wide range of activities and opportunities HYP has to offer.

It’s great to work alongside an inspiring team of professionals and support and encourage the young people in order to help make a positive impact on their lives.

I come from a creative background having studied ‘Dance and Choreography’ at university and have previously worked at the Tate Gallery and assisted with The Hall for Cornwall Youth Theatre group.

My role at HYP is very varied as I deliver 1:1 mentoring sessions, assist in the running of specialist group sessions and support the after school youth clubs and holiday activities.

BTEC National diploma in Performing arts

BA Honours Degree in Dance and Choreography

Workplace first aid course

Safeguarding children Level 3

Food hygiene and safety and for catering Level 2

TRM practitioner (trauma recovery model)

C-Card trained


Deputy Project Manager


Youth Worker

I started with HYP volunteering on the summer activities programme and loved every minute of it. At university, I studied Human and Social Sciences (BPS) and have also worked with young people in a range of settings, including a SEN school, local summer activities programmes, young carers befriender programmes and accommodation for families in crisis.

HYP is fun, friendly and unique place to be; the broad range of activities, resources and guest speakers makes every day at HYP different. It is a pleasure to be able to work with such a lovely bunch of young people.