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.
Linda has 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 a 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. She was recently awarded a Criminal Justice Champion Community Award (2018) by the Howard League for Penal Reform.
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 clinical governance of organisations, particularly working alongside service users with complex needs and who experience multiple disadvantage.