Our Trainers

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.

Linda Donnelly

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.

Lindsey Gray

A freelance trainer and coach based in the Scottish Borders, Lindsey joined FDAMH Training Academy as a sessional trainer in summer 2016.

With a BSc in Nursing and Health Studies, and having completed the Leading-Edge leadership development programme, Lindsey is also working towards becoming an accredited coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Lindsey currently delivers the Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid and Understanding Hoarding Disorders courses for FDAMH Training Academy.

When not delivering training, Lindsey works with CrossReach, a charity that provides social care for all age groups in Scotland and enjoys boxercise and walking in the Border hills.

Liz Trodden

A qualified Counsellor with extensive professional experience, Liz has an excellent understanding of mental health problems and poor wellbeing.

When not working as FDAMH’s Counselling Manager Liz delivers training to delegates of all ages, from school pupils to adults, across a wide range of subjects.

Drawing on her wealth of knowledge Liz delivers FDAMH Training Academy’s Managing Anxiety, Positive Wellbeing and Seasons for Growth courses, alongside bespoke courses for High Schools and Primary Schools.

When not working for FDAMH or delivering training, Liz enjoys modern jive dancing, spending time with her family and indulging in a spot of retail therapy.

Mary-Jane Armstrong

Mary-Jane joined FDAMH Training Academy as a sessional trainer in summer 2017, following a career as an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist.

Building on her experience as a Holistic Therapist and Wellness Coach, Mary-Jane also trained as a Neuro Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Therapy and Eye Movement Integration practitioner.

A qualified Mindfulness trainer, Mary-Jane has experience of delivering Mindfulness and Meditation to both adults and children. She is experienced in delivering courses on stress reduction, beginner’s meditation, the power of positive thinking, resilience training, and Reiki.

Mary-Jane will be heading up our new Massage in Schools Programme as she is MISA Scotland trained.

When not working she enjoys listening to inspirational talks, being amongst nature, reading and meditating.

Michael Brennan

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.

Margaret Lee

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.

Elaine Glennon

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.