Our Executive Leadership Team
Our Executive Leadership Team ensures the direction and strategy set by our Board of Trustees is implemented effectively for the benefit of people who use our services.
Our Executive Leadership Team ensures the direction and strategy set by our Board of Trustees is implemented effectively for the benefit of people who use our services. As a collective, team members represent decades of experience in delivering mental health social care services, running charitable and not-for-profit organisations and working with socially excluded and marginalised people.
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 leadership 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.
More on Linda
During her time at Together, Linda has led the growth of our portfolio of criminal justice mental health services. Under her leadership, Together developed leading expertise in the field of Liaison and Diversion with Together becoming the leading provider of this service in the voluntary and community sector. Linda has also previously pioneered Together’s Pathways models of intensive intervention approaches for people with complex and multiple needs.
With a background as a practitioner Forensic Psychologist, she has also brought her skills and expertise to support the wider organisation in working alongside our service users.
Linda is also a trustee of the Association of Mental Health Providers, the national voice of mental health charities providing services in England and Wales. A registered charity, the Association represents a membership of small, medium and large service providers – from locally focused to regional and national organisations with the purpose of providing a professional platform on which the vital work of all our members can be seen and heard.
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.
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.
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.
Laura Raine, Director of People & Organisational Development
Laura joined Together in April 2023 as Director of People & Organisational Development. Laura has many years’ experience leading people functions across the charity and public sector and is passionate about making people’s experience at work engaging and inclusive. She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and is responsible for delivery of our People Strategy and of our HR, Learning & Development and People Inclusion functions. Outside of work, Laura enjoys cinema, comedy, and travel, including regularly to visit family in Scotland.