The executive directive team within The Hummingbird Project have been working within the Mental Health voluntary sector for over 20 years. We have been providing training, developing programmes and giving support to the mental health family, which has not only provided us with some amazing professional skills, but has also given us an incredible insight into what works to help individuals recover and the struggles individuals may face in accessing quality support.

Executive Team

Leigh Carey – Co-director
leigh1Leigh received her honours degree in Communication in 2003 in Edinburgh and came back home to Northern Ireland in 2004. She has been working since 2007 to help people improve their own circumstances, despite many of them facing difficult environmental and health barriers, through individual mentoring and group training. She has worked on several groundbreaking statutory agency funded programmes in socially deprived areas of the country in the training and voluntary sector. She worked for several years with marginalised young people before specialising in Mental health and wellbeing support in the last 5 years. She has gained thousands of hours of one to one therapeutic support experience, developed a large portfolio of accredited vocational training and continuously works in partnership with statutory health and social care bodies to embrace and promote recovery focused practices. Contact Leigh at

Sandy Webb – Co-director

sandy2Sandy has over 10 years experience working in the voluntary and community sector specifically within the field of mental, physical and social health and well-being. She believes in using a community development approach to tackle health inequalities in our communities and is specifically passionate about supporting people in their recovery from mental ill health. She is very excited about starting a Community Interest Company and hopes The Hummingbird Project will be able to support local communities that find it difficult to access services. Contact Sandy at