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Health in Mind is governed by a Board of Directors and they are Trustees of the Charity. The day to day management is delegated to our Chief Executive.

Health in Mind operates a clearly defined line management structure. Each of the service teams is managed by a Service Manager who in turn is accountable to the Chief Executive, Gwenn McCreath and Depute Chief Executive, Wendy Bates. 

Our Central Services Team provide financial and administrative support.

Our Management Team

Chief Executive - Gwenn McCreath

Gwenn has worked in the voluntary sector for most of her working life. Her work with various organisations has been diverse and has included working with volunteers, fundraising and marketing, external relations and managing services at both Scottish and UK levels. Gwenn is motivated by being part of an organisation that makes a difference to people's lives - she wants the world to know about Health in Mind’s great staff and volunteers and to bring our approach and expertise into the lives of more people.


Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors or Trustees has overall responsibility for the organisation and offers a diverse range of professional backgrounds and experience.

Board members have been specifically selected for their key skills, necessary to manage the volume and diversity of our activities and/or for being part of the communities in which we work.

Be Morris - Chair

Be is a retired Community Development Worker, having spent 27 years working in the mental health field in both development and managerial roles. Be has always worked in the Third Sector – initially for Edinburgh Association for Mental Health (now Health in Mind) where she played a pivotal role in developing service user-led initiatives. For the last 20 years, she worked for Penumbra, managing and progressing their short breaks and respite service.

Be has always been committed to facilitating service user empowerment and leadership in advancing the services they find useful. She has extensive, past and present experience of sitting on Third Sector Boards. Be is pleased to have the opportunity to join the Board of Health in Mind – She has always admired the organisation's diverse and creative approaches to contributing towards mental health for all.

Robert McCabe 

Robert is a retired Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist now back for a second stint as a Health in Mind Board member having previously been a Board member between 2004 and 2010.  He worked in NHS CAMHS mental health services since 1978 firstly in Edinburgh, before Consultant Psychiatrist posts in Glasgow (1985 – 2002) then Edinburgh, 2002 onwards, until he retired in 2012.  He has recently started to offer input at Health in Mind as a Volunteer in the Training team.  He enjoys keeping fit, sometimes running, but also enjoys less energetic pursuits like reading, listening to music and cooking.

In 2011 Robert was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and travelled to Melbourne, Australia to study innovative approaches in mental health care for youth.  Robert enjoys contributing as a Board Member and is especially impressed with the broad range of excellent services on offer at Health in Mind.   

Morag Anderson FCCA

Morag spent 12 years at a firm of investment managers in finance, administration and management. She subsequently became involved with a local charity for children with learning difficulties at its inception and remained as Treasurer and a Trustee for 10 years.

Kate Clement

Kate currently works as Head of Human Resources for Royal Blind, Scotland’s largest visual impairment charity that provides care, education and employment to blind and partially sighted people from across the UK. Kate holds Msc in Human Resource Management and has extensive HR experience in both the charitable and private sectors.

Isobel Gray

Isobel qualified as a chartered accountant in 1978 and was latterly a partner in a medium-sized firm of chartered accountants, specialising in the accounts of charities. She was the Treasurer of Health in Mind for over twenty years, and in that time, has seen it grow from a small body with a few staff to a large organisation delivering a variety of services. Since retiring from full-time work in 2013, she has become the treasurer of several other small local charities that operate in very varied areas.

Isobel looks forward to continuing to develop her knowledge of the operation and accounting requirements of charities in her retirement.

Christina Naismith

Christina has worked in a range of policy, planning, and management posts in local authorities and in joint posts with the NHS, mostly in mental health and adult services. She also worked for the Social Work Inspection Agency and for the Care Inspectorate.

Prior to joining the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate in 2015, she led national work on development and support for strategic commissioning in the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) and was a JIT lead for a number of Health and Social Care Partnerships.

Currently, Christina is the Head of Strategic Commissioning for Scottish Government.  In her spare time, Christina enjoys travel, art, reading and being with her family and friends. 

Alan Burnett

Alan is a long term volunteer with Health in Mind. He volunteers for the organisation’s training service and is also a trainer. Alan delivers training for Health in Mind including Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid, Understanding Psychosis, Lets beat the Stigma: Schizophrenia and Mental health Awareness.

He has over 30 years of lived experience of mental health issues. He is passionate about helping others understand the process of recovery and wellbeing. Most of his working life has been in the field of mental health and he has worked for a number of agencies in mental health.