TALK Surrey CIO

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.