PATHS® is managed by Barnardo’s as one of a variety of programmes offered to schools through our Programmes portfolio.
Lynda Wilson has been Director of Barnardo’s Northern Ireland since 1986. As Director she promotes the rights and best interests of children and young people through responsive and effective services, policy and influencing, research, practice development and public awareness aimed at making a positive difference in the lives of children and young people enabling them to fulfil their full potential. Lynda is committed to the introduction of Early Intervention and Evidenced Based Programmes and in 2011 accessed funding from the Atlantic Philanthropies to develop the PATHS® strategy for the United Kingdom.
Mairead Ewart has worked in the Education sector for over 10 years, as a teacher, a coach and a trainer. Mairead began her career as a Secondary School teacher, teaching Religious Studies, English, Personal, Social and Moral Education, and Citizenship Studies for 6 years. She then moved to Barnardo’s, the Children’s Charity, where she was employed initially as a Coach for the PATHS® Curriculum in Northern Ireland. Mairead was also involved in anglicizing the PATHS® Programme to make it culturally suitable for a UK audience. She is currently managing two wide-scale implementations of PATHS® across NI and the UK. As Children’s Services Manager for both the PATHS® and PATHS® Plus Programme, Mairead is responsible for managing the Coaches and Friendship Group across the UK and for overseeing the day-to-day implementation of the PATHS® programme. In addition to this, Mairead has also received accreditation with PATHS® Education Worldwide as a Certified Trainer and coordinates and leads PATHS® Trainings across the UK for Barnardo’s.
Before coming to Barnardo’s Heather worked in a wide spectrum of administrative roles in her working career from Office Junior to Office Manager in a number of different industries. Heather’s responsibilities cover the full office duties for the PATHS® team and the first point of contact for incoming enquiries from both schools and coaches.
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