Who We Are

Meet the people behind Bounce Forward

We are Bounce Forward. Trusted experts on psychological fitness.

Founded in 2009, Bounce Forward was incubated in its early years within Hertfordshire County Council and became an independent charity in 2016.

In 2019 we transformed our approach, working intensively with educators, psychologists, academics and young people to deliver practical, relevant and flexible solutions.

Our Core Principles

  • Mental resilience and emotional wellbeing are key attributes needed for success in the 21st century
  • Sound research, theory and evidence informs everything we do
  • We teach skills and strategies that work in the real world
  • The adults matter: their role is vital in helping children and young people to be psychologically healthy
  • The personal development of young people is as important in society as academics.

Our Impact

Schools since 2020
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Children & young people

Where we work

Bounce Forward has worked with education settings across the UK, reaching students, teachers, and parents alike.

Who are some of our schools?

Meet the team

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Lucy Bailey

CEO and Founder

Elisha Hamilton

Project Development Manager 

Dr Julie Harris

Head of Research and Evaluation

Stuart Lindars

Education Executive

Tom Cattermole

School Engagement and Support

Rob Stevens

Marketing Executive – Pro Bono

Daniela Sarti

Marketing Consultant – Pro Bono

Jenny Ashworth

Fundraising & Grants Executive

Voula Tsoflias

Lead for Ambassador Network 

Shirley George

Ambassador for Growth – Pro Bono

Shenel Shefik

Bounce Forward Ambassador & Trainer

Lucienne Miller

Armed Forces Associate

Our trustees

Bounce Forward Trustee Martin Bellamy
Martin Bellamy

Trustee Chairman

Bounce Forward Trustee: Sharon Waterman
Sharon Waterman


Bounce Forward Trustee: Lord David Triesman
Lord David Triesman


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Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board experience spans:


The Role of Positive Emotions

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