Ann Feloy feels truly blessed to be the mother of her beloved son, Olly – or Oliver, as she calls him. She feels his tragic passing has put her on a new path to prevent other precious young lives being lost to suicide. She is the Founder and Chair of Olly’s Future and has also become a trainer in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). She is on the Board of Governance of the Zero Suicide Alliance and since February 2019, Ann has been working as the Patients Care Lead for ‘Practise Hope’, a Health Education England funded project across Kent, Sussex and Surrey to improve how GP practices help 10 – 25 year olds who are suicidal or self-harm. It is hoped this ground-breaking pilot will be rolled out nationally.
In the past, Ann worked as a teacher, journalist and lobbyist. She is married to Chris who is an historian and has his own heritage consultancy. They continue to live in the family home where their sons, Oliver and Samuel, grew up.