Senior Leadership Team
Our Senior Leadership Team ensures the direction and strategy set by our Board of Trustees is implemented effectively for the benefit of the users of our services. Between them they have many years of experience in delivering mental health services, running charitable organisations and working closely with socially excluded groups.
Linda Bryant, Chief Executive
Linda was appointed Chief Executive of Together for Mental Wellbeing in May 2018.
Linda first joined the organisation 16 years ago as a frontline Forensic Mental Health Practitioner and became Director of Criminal Justice Services at Together in 2014, joining our senior management team.
She has a 25 year history of working in the voluntary and community sector overall, having worked as a practitioner with people with mental health, personality disorder and complex needs since 1992 – in settings ranging from medium secure units to assertive outreach in the community.
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 a member of a number of national networks and groups, including the advisory panel for the review of the Mental Health Act and the Reducing Re-Offending Third Sector Advisory Group (RR3).
Linda is also the interim Company Secretary at Together for Mental Wellbeing.
Emma Edwards, Acting Chief Operating Officer
Emma is the acting Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for all Operations, Business Development, and Quality.
Jo Winstanley, Interim Director of People & Organisational Development
Jo joined Together as interim Head of People in June 2021 year having previously worked across the commercial world and in the not-for-profit space for 25 years. As well as being professionally motivated by organisations seeking positive social change Jo is passionate about the importance of creating organisational cultures which enable people to thrive. She championed the importance of supporting people’s mental health as well as their physical health to support their wellbeing. In a previous role she supported developing a culture that led to the organisation being awarded the HR Management Award at the Charity Times awards in 2017.
Jo is responsible for HR, Learning and Development, and Organisational Development. As part of this, she oversees employee relations, strategic and legislative planning and procedural development. Jo also heads up the management side for the Workforce Representatives Council.