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Together appoints Linda Bryant as new, permanent Chief Executive

Posted on 28, March 2018

By Dr. Carol Cole – Chair of the Board of Trustees, Together for Mental Wellbeing

I am delighted to announce that Linda Bryant, Together for Mental Wellbeing’s Interim Chief Executive, has been appointed as the charity’s new permanent Chief Executive, following a thorough and rigorous recruitment process involving both internal and external candidates.

Linda became Together’s Interim Chief Executive in March 2018 following an internal recruitment exercise, after Together’s previous Chief Executive Liz Felton stood down after more than 11 successful years.

Before being appointed as Chief Executive, Linda was the Director of Criminal Justice Services at Together and has been a member of our senior management team for the last four years. She has a 25-year history of working in the voluntary and community sector and has been a dedicated member of staff at Together for 16 years, having joined the organisation as a frontline practitioner.

During her time at Together, Linda has led the growth of our portfolio of criminal justice mental health services. Under her leadership, Together is now seen as an expert in the field of Liaison and Diversion and has become the leading provider of this service in the voluntary and community sector. Linda has also pioneered Together’s Pathways models of intensive intervention approaches for people with complex and multiple needs.

As a registered Forensic Psychologist, she has also brought her skills and expertise to support the wider organisation in working alongside our service users.

Linda is an enthusiastic and passionate voice for the work of Together, who will continue to advocate for service user involvement in everything we do as an organisation.

I am also pleased to welcome Dee Anand and Yvonne Shell as the new Interim Directors of Criminal Justice. As Chartered Psychologists in the fields of clinical and forensic psychology, the organisation will benefit greatly from their expertise.

I know you will join me in congratulating Linda and welcoming her to her new role. I greatly look forward to all of us at Together continuing to build on the organisation’s strengths and successes under Linda’s leadership.

Carol Cole
Chair of the Board of Trustees – Together for Mental Wellbeing