Head of Programmes, Scotland
Julie is Head of Programmes for Scotland. This includes managing all programmes and taking a lead role in the development of new work streams.
Current programmes include:
- Refugees - Sawti and Musawa
- Citizenship and Empowerment - Honest Open Proud, Peer Potential, DRIL Bid, Lived Experience Research Collective
- See Me (Research and Learning)
- Future Pathways (Communications and Engagement)
- Carers - Re:Connect and Time and Space
- Families, Children and Young People - Ucan
Since joining the Mental Health Foundation in 2012, Julie has committed herself to promoting human rights and improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable groups who experience inequalities, stigma and discrimination.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Julie spent 12 years working for the NHS as a health promotion officer, the voluntary sector as a mental health advocate and private sector as a health improvement consultant and researcher. She holds an MSc in social research methods and a BA Hons in History and Sociology. Her MSc research project explored young people’s perceptions of eating disorders.
When Julie is not working she is a busy mum of two daughters and supports her own mental health through her newfound love of running and catch-ups with friends over tea and cake.