Delivering training on mental health and wellbeing means we need to be sure our trainers are not only highly qualified, but also have the skills and personality to run our courses in a safe and welcoming manner.
Find out more about our trainers and the courses they deliver below.
Interested in joining FDAMH Training Academy? We’re currently expanding further across Scotland, so get in touch with us and let us know why you’d like to be part of our fast-growing journey.
A qualified Counsellor, Linda delivers FDAMH Training Academy’s Introduction to Counselling course.
An avid learner Linda holds a PgD in Person Centred Counselling, a certificate in relationship and CBT counselling, and an accreditation in addiction counselling.
Focused on providing people with the tools and knowledge for self-development, Linda currently works as a college and university Counsellor, a volunteer Counsellor with FDAMH, and has her own private practice.
When not working, Linda enjoys spending time with her family, art, and all kinds of crafting.
An experienced trainer and educator with over 20 years’ experience as a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at the University of the West of Scotland, Michael joined FDAMH Training Academy in summer 2016.
Currently working as a Mental Health Mentor and Study Skills Support with Napier University, Michael draws on both his academic and practical knowledge when delivering training.
Michael delivers a range of courses for FDAMH Training Academy including Keeping Yourself Mentally Well, Understanding Self-harm, Understanding Eating Disorders and Boundaries, to name a few.
When not working, Michael often uses his skills in a volunteering capacity, having spent two lengthy periods volunteering in a large mental health hospital in West Africa. His interests include theatre, music, cinema and sport.
A practising CBT Counsellor, Margaret joined FDAMH Training Academy in summer 2016.
Drawing on over 25 years experience working in education, Margaret has delivered a wide variety of training on health and wellbeing to delegates of all ages and is passionate about trying to remove the stigma attached to poor mental health.
Having established a daily mindfulness practice, Margaret has trained in Youth Mindfulness and currently delivers our Mindfulness for Wellbeing, Managing Anxiety and Assertiveness courses.
When not working in her private practice supporting young people and adults experiencing distress, Margaret enjoys reading, gardening and T’ai Chi.
A fully qualified trainer, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, and Motivational Interviewing Coach, Elaine joined FDAMH Training Academy in 2017.
Elaine is experienced in delivering practice development and psycho-educational group work activities to individuals of various age groups from different backgrounds, for both the public and private sector.
A volunteer counsellor with FDAMH, Elaine also currently works in the addictions and substance misuse field, whilst running her own private counselling practice. In her free time, Elaine enjoys cinema, musical theatre and listening to music.