The following people are trustees of the Leanne Baker Trust

Darren Baker

Leanne's Brother

Darren is an Artist. He has been painting for over 30 years and has been fortunate enough to be commissioned to create portraits of many interesting people in his career.

By starting a charity in his sister's name Darren hopes to be able to make a difference and offer support, not only to those that suffer from depression, but also to their friends and families.


Abigail Baker

Darren's Wife

Having worked as a teacher for 10 years, Abigail has helped and supported children from all backgrounds, witnessing the effects of childhood traumas and teenage angst on the happiness and wellbeing of pupils.

In supporting her husband and family through the charity, Abigail hopes to make a difference to young people suffering from depression and low self-esteem. 

Mark Mitchinson

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Darren for some time now and apart from being an avid collector of his incredible work; we’ve become good friends over the years.

When I heard about the tragic circumstances surrounding the suicide of Leanne, I felt compelled to get involved in any way I could.

I’m both honoured and humbled to be part of the Leanne Baker Trust. A beacon that helps us all recognise the importance of tackling mental illness.

Jason McCartney MP

Jason is Member of Parliament for Colne Valley and is Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Mental Health.


“I have known Darren for a number of years now and when he first spoke to me about the trust in his sister’s memory I just wanted to get involved. We can all do more to break down the stigma of mental illness so that we can help those who are suffering and hopefully prevent more tragedies. I am proud to be a Trustee of the Leanne Baker Trust.”