Dr. Andy Scrase
Andy became a trustee for The Windfall Centre on the recommendation of an art therapist friend, who had been impressed by the high quality help the play therapists provided. Andy is now retired but spent half her working life as a general practitioner and the other half as a psychiatrist including many years in Learning Disability. In both professions she met very many children and adolescents (and adults) whose upbringing had been unsympathetic or actively abusive. Of course, as the years went on the services for children improved but they are now grossly overworked and children and families can benefit greatly from the therapy services offered by The Windfall Centre. Andy has four adult children of her own.
Marilyn has spent most of her professional life teaching students with additional needs. For 13 years she was the SENCo at Welshpool High School where she also taught psychology to the 6th form. When she ‘retired’ Marilyn worked as a Family Engagement Co-ordinator alongside families who needed support in accessing local services and helping vulnerable students settle into school and enjoy their schooldays. She also worked with colleagues facilitating support groups for parents with children of all ages and now works with victims of abuse. Her experience of working with families has made her realise just how important the role of The Windfall Centre’s therapists is in supporting vulnerable children and young people.