Meet the Trustees

Rebound Carers' Group is managed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.  They each have a direct, personal interest in Rebound's work as well as skills and experience to help manage the Group, make decisions about the services the Group offers to meet the needs of members and group users and oversee the Group's finances. Rebound Carers' Support Group is a registered Charity. 

Rebound Carers Support Group Chair Lynn Evans

Lynn Evans

Rebound Group Chair


I have a background in Administration and working for the NHS, and have now retired.


Back in 1997 I discovered my 21-year old son was addicted to heroin and crack cocaine and had been taking Class B drugs from the age of 13. There were no services provided to help me - the doors were always closed to families.  I found myself wondering how many others were suffering the same fate and keeping silent.  Hence in 2007 Rebound Carers Support Group was formed, the only support group for families in the City of Portsmouth.


Confidentiality and a safe space for our members to speak freely about their worries and concerns are of paramount importance and when Rebound achieved Charitable status, after being Chair for many years, I joined our Board of Trustees.


With the help and support of this wonderful team we hope to go from strength to strength to help anyone who is struggling to cope with the worry and stigma of a loved one’s misuse of drugs and/or alcohol.


Rebound Carers Support Group Trustee Dave Hawkins

Dave Hawkins


I have an extensive background in the Gas Industry as an apprentice and joined Highbury College in 1967 as a Lecturer, teaching and assessing students 16-80 to this day 2018.


I became a member of Rebound in 2008, when my wife was in an alcohol detox programme and is now in recovery these last nine years.  I have been a regular member from the beginning, and the support and guidance I have received from the Group and Trustees has helped me a great deal to be able to cope, even though my wife is still in recovery - thank goodness!


I was asked to become a Trustee when Rebound obtained Charity status, which I accepted as an honour, in the hope that my journey through the ups and downs of addiction to eventual receovery may help other carers to cope and see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel!


Rebound Carers Support Group Trustee Alan Newman

Alan Newman BSc, FRSPH.


A lifelong resident of Portsmouth, I am a retired Electronic Engineer having worked in diverse areas from Computers and Military Communications to Hearing Instruments and Electronic Security.


I first got involved with Rebound around 12 years ago when I took my wife along to the Support Group. She was at an all-time low due to addiction in the family. Rebound has proved to be a 'lifeline' providing understanding and empathy in a non-judgemental form.


I have offered my services here to strengthen the group and am honoured to have been elected.

Rebound Carers Support Group Trustee Roger Batterbury

Roger Batterbury


Born, raised and educated in Portsmouth I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse and have been since 1991.  I have managed local mental health and substance misuse services for Solent NHS Trust and am currently working for the Trust on an ad hoc basis conducting Serious Incident Investigations.


I am a father of two grown up children and a user of local health and social care services.  I applied and was successfully interviewed for the Interim Healthwatch Portsmouth Board, and have now been elected to the Healthwatch Portsmouth Board, currently nominated by my peers and I am the Vice Chair.


I have had many years' experience of local health matters from providing and managing services plus more recently after my retirement as a user of health and social care services.


I have a passion for Equality and Diverity, and chaired the Trust group for many years.


I am a Trustee of Rebound Carers' Support Group plus Vice Chair of my GP Surgery Public Participation Group (PPG).

Trustee Shannon Reddin

Shannon Reddin


Shannon has a background in the field of Public and Sexual Health and has worked alongside an array of communities over the last fourteen years or so.  Shannon has a huge passion for supporting and enabling people to lead healthy and fulfilling lives, and has a particular passion in facilitating positive educational sessions with Children and Young People with regards to Relationship and Health Education.


Shannon is keen to support Rebound and the positive work that they do, hence why she has become our newest Trustee.

Social Media and Website Manager Lucy Greenlees

Lucy Greenlees - Website and Social Media


This website is managed on behalf of Rebound Carers' Support Group by Lucy Greenlees, who also manages the Rebound Facebook and Twitter pages.


Lucy is a digital marketing consultant specialising in social media strategy and management. More details can be found on her own website

Contact us

You can telephone us on

07912 626623.


This is a dedicated phone line for Rebound.  If you would like us to contact you, please leave a message - we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can.


You can also use our contact form.

Group Meetings are held in the Carers' Centre

Rebound Carers' Group

117 Orchard Road



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