I joined Carr Gomm in 2004 with a background in nursing, quality assurance and homelessness. I initially joined a service supporting people recovering from homelessness and addictions before moving on to set up and lead integrated mental health services across Glasgow.

My current role as operations manager for involvement, quality and innovation means that I am responsible for managing people and projects, which are aimed at breaking down isolation and loneliness by helping people to look to the future and to have more control over their own lives.

I work alongside the community development team on quality assurance, particularly when it comes to personal outcomes, the involvement of people we support and our Carr Gomm Futures initiative, which encourages employees to put forward ideas for how we can grow and improve as an organisation.

I also oversee a gardening project that provides opportunities to learn about growing plants and other interesting activities for people recovering from mental health and addiction problems. I am currently working towards establishing a Recovery College.

I am a trained mindfulness teacher. I deliver regular mindfulness sessions in Compass, our social prescribing service linked to three GP practices in Craigmillar. As of last year, I also deliver sessions at Rivers (the NHS Psychological Trauma Service for Edinburgh).

When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my family, friends and husband – and our beloved dog Molly. I’m also a director of a local community magazine.