Supporting people with aphasia after stroke or brain injury
Queens AwardTALK received the
Queen's Award
for Voluntary Service
in recognition of the outstanding
contribution made by volunteers

Philippa Mitchell - Talk Surrey Trustee

I’m Philippa and during my career, I have worked in both the private and public sectors, but most recently in Education. For the last 16 years, I was head of two different primary schools and retired in August 2019. After a short period travelling, I wanted to find ways in which I could contribute to the wider community and signed on with a Surrey volunteer register, through which I heard about TALK. I applied to become a trustee, because I like the idea of a local charity, which works in a really practical way to support members of the community, and because I have had some experience of the impact that strokes can have on people known to me. I have a range of skills and hope to find the ways in which these may best be applied within the context of TALK.

I have three children, two married, one still at University and have two gorgeous grandchildren.