Leigh Carey

Leigh graduated in Communications from Edinburgh University before returning to Northern Ireland to work in the employment sector. Having worked for a major mental health charity, she has gained thousands of hours of therapeutic 1-2-1 support experience. Leigh established the Hummingbird Project in 2016 in response to traumatic lifechanging personal circumstances bringing innovation to mental health services through the development of new interventions. As CEO of the Hummingbird Project, Leigh has been been recognised for her leadership and innovation with several accolades including CO3 Leadership Awards, multiple years on the WISE 100 list, WISE 2020 – UK’s Top 20 Inspirational Women Award, SENI Leader of the year 2019 and receiving a RSA Fellowship.