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, Director of Operations & Quality
Emma joined Together in 2003 and has over with over 21 years’ experience within the mental health charity sector, leading on change management, transformation, implementation and quality assurance. People are at the heart of why Emma chose to work within the voluntary sector and providing high quality, enabling services and workplaces is the foundation to this.
Emma has responsibility for all operational delivery as well as our quality and safety function, ensuring we deliver on our organisational values across all of our service settings.
Emma enjoys travel, film and rambling.
Sheila Cunliffe Interim Director of People & Organisational Development
Sheila joined together in July 2022. She has over 30 years experience in the People and Organisational Development field and has worked across most of the charity, not for profit and public sectors over the course of her career. In addition to her work as a senior People & OD generalist, Sheila has a specialist interest in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, having undertaken independent research and consultancy work in this area on both a paid and pro-bono basis. Sheila describes the main focus of her career as enabling organisations to have a culture where everyone can thrive at work. Outside work Sheila has keen interests in the arts and culture, good food, current affairs and history.
Adrien Laure, Director of Resources
Adrien joined Together as Director of Finance & Resources in October 2021, having worked across the education sector in the UK for the past 15 years in various roles and in the private sector before that. Adrien is a Chartered Management Accountant and is responsible for several support functions including Finance, ICT, Estates and Procurement. He has two young children and enjoys playing tennis at his local club.
David Graham, Director of Business Development
David joined Together as Director of Business Development in December 2021. Previous to this David has worked in business development across the charity sector, most notably at Barnardo’s and the Terrence Higgins Trust. David is excited to join an organisation that puts service user leadership at the heart of everything it does and is keen to ensure this approach informs and influences market intelligence and insight, developing strategy to achieve organisational growth. David enjoys playing the drums and also rock climbing when he is not looking after two small children.