10-17 Triage

Chris Conway

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Chris is a 10-17 Triage case manager. He is a film and video graduate from the University of Glamorgan. After leaving university he set up multiple production ventures including 21 Grams, a production company that specialises in promotional material and Secret Sounds; an online music based programme.

Chris spends his time playing role playing games on his computer, reading books about zombies and buying the newest technology; he likes to pretend he isn't a bit nerdy but deep down he knows the truth.

Favourite Album? Continuum - John Mayer

City you were born in? Cardiff

An interesting fact? I was a famous child actor in my childhood and teen years

Dream holiday destination? Las Vegas

If I was an animal I would be: a horse

Erin Symons

Erin's role at MAC is a 10-17 Triage case manager. Erin previously worked in Michaelston Community College and St David's Catholic College as an instructor delivering the Welsh Baccalaureate. She has been a youth worker for over 20 years within communities all over Cardiff and has met fascinating people!

Favourite album? Ed Sheeran

City born in? Cardiff/Caerdydd

Interesting fact? I swam with a great white shark in South Africa

If I was an animal I would be: A white tiger

Rachel Woods

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Rachel works within the 10-17 Triage team as a case manager. She is currently studying a post graduate diploma in youth and community work and was on student placement with the Triage team since 2014. Rachel previously undertook a sports and physical education degree and has always been passionate about working with young people.

Favourite album? Beyonce - I am...Sasha Fierce

City born in? Ascot, England

Interesting fact? I have played international basketball for Wales

Dream holiday destination? Hawaii

If I was an animal I would be: A penguin


18-25 Triage

Kevin Horton

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Kevin started working with MAC in November 2015 as a Restorative Case Manager. He works alongside Joseph with victims and wrongdoers repairing harm and delivering restorative justice. Kevin's work life before MAC is quite diverse. He worked as a doorman for over 7 years in Cardiff and Newport. He spent 8 years as a crane driver in Cardiff steelworks whilst volunteering as a youth worker with Cardiff Council. Kevin played rugby for Glamorgan Wanderers for many years before breaking his collar bone. For the last 18 months Kevin worked as a transitional support worker/secure escort.

Amanda Bevan

Amanda is an 18-25 Triage case manager. Amanda was a volunteer for the youth offending service for 5 years. She qualified in 2009 as a youth worker. She has recently qualified as a personal fitness instructor which she hopes to be using with the young people she works with.

Favourite Album? U2 - Joshua Tree

City you were born in? Rhondda

An interesting fact? My dad was in the army with Elvis

Dream holiday destination? Australia

If I was an animal I would be: a tiger

Ashleigh Lawson

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Ashleigh has a degree in Psychology, and has recently finished a Masters in Forensic Psychology.  She worked with the Youth Offending Service for four years before joining us January 2016 as an 18-25 Triage case manager for Swansea.  Ashleigh has been travelling around Asia, Australia and India, and her two dogs are practically her children.

Favourite Album? Muse - H.A.A.R.P [Live]

City you were born in? Newport

An interesting fact? I am a survivor of Swine Flu and Pneumonia

Dream holiday destination? Fiji

If I was an animal I would be: an elephant

Leanne Martin

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Leanne is one of MAC's 18-25 Triage case managers for Bridgend. She graduated from Plymouth University with a BSc in Criminal Justice with Social Justice and Human Rights. Since then Leanne has worked with substance users of all ages within secure settings and the community, helping them with all aspects of their lives. Leanne has also spent time working on a 24hr advocacy helpline.

Favourite album? Too hard to choose! One of my favourite bands of all time though is Counting Crows

City born in? Darussalam, Brunei (Father was in the army)

Interesting fact? I was once regressed to see if I have had a past life

Dream holiday destination? Whale watching in any of the Scandinavian countries

If I was an animal I would be: a cat - sleep all day and wake up to eat!

Laura Burdett

Laura is an 1825 Triage case manager based in Swansea Police station. Laura has previously worked for a charity in Swansea as a mental health support worker and has lots of experience working within the mental health system. Laura has a degree in Health and social care and wants to make a difference to young people's lives and reduce stigma relating to mental health.

Favourite album: Paramore- Still into you

City you were born in: Swansea

Interesting fact: I like to crochet to relax!

Dream holiday destination: America or Dubai

If I were an animal I would be: an otter