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Retirement of our CEO

Our CEO, Tricia Hornby retires after over 30 years at Rochdale and District Mind

Rochdale born and bred, Tricia Hornby has been involved with Rochdale and District Mind since it was established in 1988. Initially, Tricia was a volunteer Trustee and then became Chair of the Board. During her time volunteering Tricia also worked full time in various other mental health roles for other organisations across the borough.

A passionate campaigner


In 2002, the CEO role at Rochdale and District Mind was advertised. Tricia applied and became our Chief Executive. Using her own lived experience of mental distress, throughout the years she has passionately campaigned for equality, dignity and respect for all people experiencing mental health conditions. She has worked tirelessly to break down the barriers people face when accessing services and has actively tackled the stigma surrounding mental health by being a voice for service users at every mental health related meeting she could attend across the borough.






Tricia has taken Rochdale and District Mind from a small project to an organisation that now employs over thirty five members of staff and has over 120 volunteers. We are now one of the leading mental health service providers in the borough!





Thank you for your passion, commitment and dedication

Everyone that attended Tricia’s Retirement Do at Rochdale Town Hall enjoyed listening to wonderful music performed by The Salvation Army. The inspirational speeches celebrated everything Tricia Hornby has done for Rochdale and District Mind and the people of Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton for over 30 dedicated years.


















The staff, volunteers and service users at Rochdale and District Mind would all like to thank Tricia for her passion, commitment and dedication to the organisation and to the people of Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton. We wish her a long and happy sun soaked retirement with her husband Graham and her grandchildren.


Posted on: 4th December 2019

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