Our Team


Devon Marston is a founder member of Sound Minds and Canerows and a former Chair of Sound Minds trustees. Devon assists with music sessions and the drama project the ‘Theatre of Visions’.  Devon started off as a musician (with 70’s lovers rock band the Investigators) and is also an actor, having perfromed in the West End show ‘Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame’. Devon is a regular public speaker. His TV appearances include,  BBC 2’s ‘Newsnight’, Channel 4 News, BBC SIx O Clock News and Shifts films for Red Nose Night.


Paul Brewer is a founder member of Sound Minds and has been CEO since 2003. Paul began as a guitar player for afro pop band ‘Chisza!’ before working for the NHS as an occupational therapy professional manager and group analyst and managed a Community Mental Health Team. Paul plays guitar and bass, makes films and is a qualified teacher. He has written widely on group dynamics, the arts and mental health and peer support.


Eden is the brains behind our web site and brings the full weight of his BA in Business Information Technology and MSc in Internet and Database Systems to bear on our humble plot in cyberspace.


Mia heads up the Canerows peer support project. Mia was awarded an OBE in 2015 for her services establishing black history month in the UK. Mia is a qualified teacher.


Sheba has been chair of the Trustees for several years. Sheba is a musician, singer and mother.


Searahlaine has a degree in music and a teaching qualification. She also fronts her own band, writes songs and has an amazing voice!