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Winchester Youth Counselling (WYC), a vital service providing mental health support for young people aged 11-25 in the Winchester District, welcomes two new trustees to its board: Kirsteen Hook and Thursten Clements.

Bringing a wealth of experience in legal, governance and transformation expertise, both new appointments are dedicated to amplifying WYC’s impact and empowering young people in Winchester.


Kirsteen Hook Trustee.1Kirsteen Hook, a Partner at Trethowans LLP and seasoned charity law specialist, offers over 12 years of experience in the charity sector. Recognised for her expertise in legal directories and a regular trainer on charity law topics, Kirsteen’s passion for supporting young people stems from personal experience and professional observations. As a Mum of two, she has witnessed the rising pressures young people face in today’s world, inspiring her commitment to equipping them with the tools and resources they need to thrive.

“I’m excited to join WYC and contribute my legal and governance knowledge to ensure the charity continues to flourish and reach even more young people,” says Kirsteen. “Supporting WYC’s essential work aligns perfectly with my desire to help young people develop resilience and navigate the challenges ahead.”


Thursten ClementsThursten Clements, a seasoned transformation expert with over 25 years of experience implementing impactful projects in the public sector, joins the board with a passion for empowering future generations.

Having spearheaded some of the most innovative transformations in government departments, Thursten understands the importance of efficient systems and best practices. He envisions applying his expertise to streamline WYC’s operations and maximise its impact.

“The services WYC provides are crucial for equipping our youth with the mental health tools and strategies they need to build better futures,” says Thursten. “I’m eager to bring my energy, governance expertise and structured approach to drive WYC’s next phase of growth and ensure it thrives for years to come.”

With Kirsteen’s legal and governance acumen and Thursten’s transformative skills, WYC is poised to enter an exciting new chapter. With these dedicated individuals on board, the charity can strengthen its operations, reach more young people, and continue to be a beacon of support and empowerment for Winchester’s youth.

Follow this link to find out more about the WYC Board.