Meet The Team

The Recovery Foundation 

The Recovery Foundation was founded by Emma Sithole, who lives with mental illness. 

Through her own experience she was inspired to help others. She has created a unique recovery programme built on hope.  

Emma Sithole

Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Emma SitholeEmma is a mum to two beautiful children and wife to her ever-supportive husband Saul. She is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Birmingham, researching the importance of hope and peer support within young people’s mental health recovery. Emma is a Christian and is upfront about the important role her faith played in her own hope journey. The Recovery Foundation® is founded on Christian values. However, we are an inclusive charity and recognise that individuals find their hope in different places. In her spare time Emma enjoys sewing, gardening and a good box set.

Jacinta Edwards

Project Co-Ordinator

Jacinta EdwardsJacinta has been working with The Recovery Foundation from the beginning, helping form the charity and deliver the services we offer.

She is a mother to two gorgeous children, works at BMet College as an Additional Learning Support Assistant and has her own experience with mental health.

In her spare time Jacinta enjoys catching up with friends, Netflix and cooking.

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