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Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors 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 for being part of the communities in which we work.

The day-to-day running of the charity is led by our Chief Executive, who is governed by our Board of Directors.

Morag Anderson FCCA - Chair

Morag was born in Glasgow and qualified as a Certified Accountant with Arthur Young in 1982. She spent 13 years with leading investment managers Baillie Gifford (Edinburgh) as joint Managing Director of their pooled fund subsidiary and Company Secretary for their overseas clients operation. She subsequently became involved with Mindroom, a local charity for children with learning difficulties at its inception and remained as Treasurer and Trustee for 10 years. She is also currently a Trustee for Theatrum Mundi.

How Morag looks after her mental health and wellbeing

'Family, friends, fitness and staying in the present’

Be Morris - Vice 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.

How Be looks after her mental health and wellbeing

'Talking to friends, I believe in all things in moderation - a little of what you fancy does you good.  Getting plenty of sleep, yoga, ballet, fresh air and trying to be grateful and look on the bright side. All these things help me to look after my mental health and wellbeing.'

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.

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. 

How Christina looks after her mental health and wellbeing

'I look after my own mental health and wellbeing by spending time with my family and friends, and getting out for walks or lost in books - and find joy in all things arty.'

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.

Jeneen Gill-Graham

Jeneen moved to Edinburgh from London in 2016 and joined Standard Life as a test team manager, responsible for managing the testing of all actuarial model developments. More recently she has moved to work within the customer proposition area of the business, creating a governance framework across the Pensions and Savings business to ensure that we continue to meet customer needs. Jeneen joined the life actuarial graduate scheme at Ernst and Young in 2010 and spent four years focusing on actuarial audit and product remediation.

She qualified in 2014, shortly after moving to Prudential Group to join the Group Insurance Risk team focused primarily on managing the risks in the Asia business followed by a year looking at Longevity risk in the UK business. As well as being on the Board of Trustees at Health in Mind, Jeneen is a Director of MY Adventure, a social enterprise based in Muirhouse that offers outdoor adventure activities.

Caroline Clark

After growing up in Lancashire, Caroline moved to Edinburgh to study Geography in 1999 and has lived in the city ever since. Caroline worked for 12 years in local government, including 7 years in the planning and commissioning of health and social care services for older people. During this time she completed an MBA with the Edinburgh Business School at Heriot Watt University. More recently Caroline has worked on a number of projects involving older people in the voluntary sector, from local community development to engagement in national policy issues. At home, Caroline is kept busy with an active toddler, enjoys dancing and spending time with her family.

Gwen Davidson

Gwen spent 12 years in the UK Civil Service in variety of different roles and Departments across Whitehall.  These included working in the Private Offices of Government Ministers, developing and implementing strategy and policy, delivering new legislation and programme management.  Gwen moved into the voluntary sector in 2010, first working for Time to Change (England's national programme to end mental health discrimination and stigma) and, finally, the MS Society where she helped set up an appeal to raise £100m for research.  Gwen moved back to Scotland in 2016 and currently works as a Macmillan professional within the Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership.  Gwen has over 30 years of lived experience of mental health problems and is passionate about using her experience to help others with their mental wellbeing and recovery.

Barbara Osborne

Barbara is Chief Executive of Music in Hospitals & Care (MiHC) and has an extensive experience within Fundraising, Marketing and Health. With over 20 years of working in the voluntary sector in roles including Director of Income Generation & Marketing at Myeloma UK, Head of Volunteer Fundraising (Scotland/Northern Ireland) at British Heart Foundation (BHF), and Regional Fundraising Manager at Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), she is also an active member of the Institute of Fundraising.

How Barbara looks after her mental health and wellbeing

'I recognise the importance of ensuring I make time to do things I enjoy - such as socialising with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors with a walk along the beach, tending to my garden or exploring woodland trails with a four legged friend in tow. Swimming and yoga are essential tools for grounding myself; and music is invaluable for my wellbeing - enjoying live music brings me so much joy.'

Rob Simpson

Rob grew up in Edinburgh and qualified as an Accountant in 2005 with Ernst & Young. After working abroad he returned to Edinburgh in 2008 to join internal audit first with Standard Life, and then RBS where he also qualified as a Chartered Banker. He is a now a senior compliance manager with NatWest Group where he is a trusted adviser to the business, providing independent oversight for the delivery of high profile remediation activity. Key to the role is ensuring the fair treatment of customers, including vulnerable customers. Rob is married with two young children and loves spending time with his family outdoors.

How Rob looks after his mental health and wellbeing

'I take time for myself each day to clear my mind and recharge away from work and other distractions. I then do what makes me happiest; spending time with my family and living in the moment. I find walking in open country and mindfulness helps me to get the balance right.'

James Jopling

James has worked almost exclusively in the charity sector for the past 25 years for organisations such as Cancer Research UK, Oxfam, Shelter, Breast Cancer Now and Samaritans. He is currently Head of Scotland for the British Heart Foundation.  His experience ranges from fundraising to external relationships as well as developing and leading partnerships.  He has also recently been a trustee at the Scottish Refugee Council.

His four years as Executive Director at Samaritans cemented an interest in mental health and wellbeing and the role we can all play in supporting one another through whatever life throws at us.

How James looks after his mental health and wellbeing

'I maintain my own wellbeing through keeping physically active and finding time to find the horizon from the beaches and hills around Edinburgh and Leith where I live.'

Hazel Robertson

Hazel started her career in the NHS as a finance trainee and progressed to Director of Finance roles in several Health Boards in the NHS. She spent a short time at an Edinburgh charity that provided service to vulnerable people, followed by two years at the University in the development and alumni department. She returned to the NHS in Orkney and was a key player in gaining funding approval, and for commercial management of the contract for a new rural general hospital, an ambition of the island health board for many years.

In 2018 Hazel moved to the further education sector in the Borders. Her portfolio over the years has included not just finance but also procurement, IT, Risk and Compliance, Corporate Services, Information Governance and Data Protection, performance management, Transformational change and programme management. She has been a volunteer Samaritan since 2013 and the lead trainer for new volunteers and ongoing training and mentoring. She is committed to making an impact for the local community and working in partnership

How Hazel looks after her mental health and wellbeing

'I maintain my own wellbeing through being very aware of potential stressors (in others as well as myself), acting on warning signs, and by being open about it being okay to not be okay.

My volunteering as a Samaritan provides a way of staying grounded through empathising with others in distress. I love  holidays and I make sure to switch off by trusting others to deliver and seek help as required.'

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