Meet the Team
The Operations team:
Project Director - Brook Marshall
Brook is the lead member of the Operations Team, with overall day-to-day responsibility for Feeling Strong. Their previous roles in the third sector, campaign delivery, management and their lived experience of mental health led Brook to set up Feeling Strong in 2018, and has since been joined by a dedicated team of staff, trustees and volunteers. Along with a Trusteeship on the board of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Brook also runs a start-up/scale-up third-sector management consultancy social enterprise to support young entrepreneurs, the profits of which go to Feeling Strong.
FINANCE LEAD - MAX Davidson
Make Your Mark coordinator - Robbie Matthews
After graduating from Dundee University, Robbie became aware of Feeling Strong and the work they do. When the Make Your Mark Project Coordinator role became available, he saw it as a unique opportunity to make a difference, help young people and give something back to the community.
Media LEAD - sally melville
Sally is passionate about highlighting young people’s mental health experiences through digital media. Drawing on a background in human geography and social research, and personal experience with obsessive-compulsive disorder, Sally discovered the power of digital advocacy and community. She hopes to make young people’s voices heard in her work at Feeling Strong.
Campaigns Lead - stephanie carney
Stephanie’s main goal is to make sure everyone’s voice is heard. With her studying Psychology and Counselling, as well as her input for the Mental Health Foundation, she is determined to make a change for young people dealing with Mental Health and speak up for the help they deserve.
Digital Lead - Craig Myles
Craig has experience with web design, web development, software development, hardware acceleration, system administration and server management, and can do a vast number of useful computery wizardy things!
THE GOVERNANCE TEAM:
Feeling Strong is governed by an 8-member Trustee board who meet 6 times a year to oversee the work of the organisation, develop our strategy and ensure that we are compliant with the relevant legislation and regulations. The board also support the lead member of the Operations Team (our Project Director) in carrying out the work of the charity.
A copy of our governing document is available upon request, just email email@example.com.
Co-chair - Kevin Ditcham
Kevin is a community learning and development practitioner, and holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Dundee in the field. He currently works as a project lead for The Democratic Society on citizen engagement and participation projects around the UK. Previously, he has also managed Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 with Young Scot and worked in health improvement with Terrence Higgins Trust. Kevin loves the third sector and recognised the vital role it plays in improving people’s lives. He is a qualified suicide prevention trainer and also enjoys volunteering for Police Scotland Youth Volunteers and being a Registration Committee Member for the CLD Standards Council for Scotland.
Co-chair - abbie wilson
Abbie is an experienced Trustee who is devoted to encouraging young people to be agents of change at local and national levels. She began her volunteering journey with Young Scot as a Youth Commissioner on Smoking Prevention and delivered a wide-ranging report on their findings to the Scottish Government. This experience ignited a passion for youth advocacy and putting young people at the heart of service design, particularly around health services. She has been on the Young Scot board since 2016 and is currently one of their Vice Chairs. She is currently a Medical Student at the University of Dundee, with an interest in healthcare and wellbeing for children and young people.