Katy Seymour

Youth Engagement Lead

Katy joined WYC in 2018.  As a qualified Nurse and Primary School Teacher, Katy has a broad skill set and many years of experience working with children and young people.

After a decade of teaching, she has taken on a new role within WYC, as Youth Engagement Lead.  Her role involves coordinating and developing new projects, such as the parent support programme and mental health drop-in service.

Katy also manages our youth board, social media channels and helps to facilitate the nature therapy sessions. Katy has a keen interest in understanding and supporting young people’s mental health and has completed training to support this.

She is passionate about engaging and empowering young people to have their voices heard.

Katy has two young children and loves to spend her spare time in the great outdoors; enjoying woodland walks, beach trips and travelling (with an ever growing bucket list)! Other interests of Katy’s include rock climbing, gardening, camping, music, mindfulness, and art & design.

Richard Maiden

Richard Maiden

Operations Manager

Richard joined WYC in September 2023 as office administrator and has since become Operations Manager. Prior to this, he worked for a large accountancy firm assisting businesses with restructuring & advisory work.

Richard enjoys working within the charity sector and is proud to be playing a part in the valuable work that WYC offers to young people in the Winchester district.

Richard is a father to 3 children, and a keen sportsman, with particular interest in football, pool, golf and running.  Richard has taken on a number of challenges to raise money for local charities. These include the London Marathon, Great South Run & Great North Run as well as the 3 Peaks Challenge within 24 hours. His biggest endurance achievement to date was running / walking / crawling around the coast of the Isle of Wight; 66 miles in 18 hours!