The people who keep Alright Mate? going.
Cally Hayes - Director & co-founder

Cally Hayes is an Exeter based writer, educator and mental health specialist. She makes art and performance to challenge the myths around mental health. Fundamental to her productions, is the process of research based writing and working with testimony. She collaborates with other artists to produce pieces for performance, audio drama and site specific installations. As an educator, her perinatal mental health training module using forum theatre techniques, has been commissioned by NHS England and she was a 2017 nominee for a NHS England Education Star award for Listening to the Patient’s Voice.
Hugh McCann - Director & co-founder

Hugh McCann is a Southwest based artist, with an interest in wellbeing, public space, technology and participation.

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Helen Scholes - Non-executive Director

Helen Scholes is Marketing Manager for Co Cars - a social enterprise that provides innovative shared mobility solutions to people, communities and businesses across Exeter and the South West. Her role involves all aspects of strategic marketing, partnership development and media relations - skills she's looking forward to utilising to help support Alright Mate's development and growth. She's generally found on two wheels rather than four and, outside of work, can often be found cycling around Exeter on her way to a yoga class.
Associate Artists
People we have worked with and would highly recommend!
Stephen Raff

Stephen Raff is a visual artist passionate and dedicated to the making of wet plate collodion photographs. Working on glass, Stephen creates unique, beautiful and ambiguous objects, embracing the serendipity of chemical flaws and imperfections. The process is slow and methodical and allows for a deeper, richer, and more expressive experience. His work investigates the relationship between nature and the human mind, using his photographic practice and imagery to share his own emotional response to this interaction and to raise awareness. 

Hannah Mumby

Hannah Mumby is a freelance illustrator whose practice explores psychological and emotional subject matter, the language we use to describe our experience, and hidden narratives embedded in texts. Hannah comes from a background of working in arts and health, where her work has included running creative workshops that are beneficial for people’s health and wellbeing, delivering conferences, facilitating discussions about lived experiences of mental health, and hosting a podcast about art and wellbeing.

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