I work at the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, managing communications. Prior to this I’ve worked in various parts of the public sector (communities, housing, health, climate change) and in the private sector (financial services), always specialising in communications and public relations.

I have a close family member who has had mental ill health since childhood, and I know others who struggle with mental illness. I see how difficult it is just to get through the day; how hard that is for a person who is suffering, yet has to wait many months for help. I joined the Support in Mind Scotland board because I believe that while mental illness is more openly talked about, that’s not enough. We need more care, and better care.