Our Meaningful Team

At MEANINGFUL EDUCATION we believe it is of the upmost importance for our staff and volunteers to feel motivated, valued, and to be treated with dignity, in order for each individual to aspire to reach their full potential.


Clare copleston - Managing director

Clare has successfully developed the strategic Vision, Scope and Mission of the organisation and has a demonstrated history of working within the Health & Social Care Industry with over 16 years’ experience, specialising in Mental Health services both Public and Private Health Care. A teacher of Mental Health studies,
Employability tutor, and a visiting Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire for Undergraduates.
- Qualified, EFT Practitioner, CBT, Life Coach, PGCE - Degree in Teaching, Emergency First Aid Trainer, Diploma in the following in Psychology, Mental Health Studies and Dementia Care.
- Trained in Mediation with Negotiation, violence reduction & Hate Crime, Activities provisions with Person Centred Approaches in mental health and trauma intervention.


rigerta ahmetaj - marketing Manager // director

Rigerta has led the organisation through its rebranding exercise, successfully merging with partnering organisations through web design, marketing materials and advertising. Rigerta achieved her degree in marketing with advertising and is qualified as an EFT Practitioner, and a teacher of mental heath education.

Rigerta has extensive experience as an Interpreter, and Community Volunteer within Public Health, Local Authority and Social Service Sectors specialising in Mental Health, Education, Clinical Services, Sexual Exploitation, Violence, Hate Crime Reduction, and Immigration.


sharon thompson - activities co-ordinator

Sharon was appointed in March 2018. Sharon is a community activities coordinator, providing support and guidance to our service users within our community mental health peer support groups. Sharon participates in events, activities and projects and has successfully achieved the care act certificate after completing all her training on the care act standards.


joshua antwi - design volunteer

Josh a creative artist who was appointed in February 2017. Josh's dedication and passion to create pieces of community art shines through in his creative designs. Josh has been involved in a number of artwork projects for both Meaningful Education and the Bedfordshire Dignity Network. Josh's work was selected to be displayed at an art exhibition event held in Bedford during September - December 2017. Josh supports with marketing and advertising, media, community projects and events.