Our Senior Leadership Team is responsible for delivering our strategic plan and effectively managing the day to day operations of the organisation.
I have worked at MITHN since June 2005. I am a qualified nurse but left the NHS in 1992 to develop a flagship hospice for drug users with HIV (first of its kind in the world). I have achieved an MBA and now work as the CEO. I am passionate about providing high quality services and support to vulnerable adults and to making a difference in people lives. I am responsible for the strategic direction of the charity and for the overarching day to day operational activities within the service.
I started my career in the motor trade and worked as a dealership account for Aston Martin, Landrover and Jaguar for 10+ years. After 2 children, I moved to MITHN in 2017, because of the flexibility of hours in the charity sector. My role was of a Finance Officer as I felt I needed less responsibility at work so I could manage a better home-work balance. I have since progressed within the organisation and am now the Finance Manager for MITHN. The role fits in well with my family life and allows me to work to at my professional level so that I have job satisfaction. I have also had another baby since being with MITHN so progression all around!
Shahan Islam is currently the Manager of HR and Governance. She is committed to promoting the HR Management and Development of staff and supporting good governance amongst trustees. She has worked for the organisation for almost 12 years, managing a range of contracts and teams. As a member of CIPD she adheres to the values and principles to champion better work and working lives for all. Prior to joining Mind she has worked with communities for over 16 years across a range of disciplines.
Edmund is passionate about leading high quality, personalised services that support people’s recovery by enabling them to succeed in employment, education and training. With a track record of leading innovative service improvements across health and care settings in the NHS and third sector, he has experience of leading innovation and developing business through building partnership across organisations and sectors.
Fiona Scaife is the Director of Advocacy Services and leads on the statutory and non-statutory services across the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham and Havering. This includes the following areas but is not inclusive to:
• Independent Mental Health Advocacy
• Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy
• Advocacy under the Care Act
I am currently the Operations Director for Mental Health Services and take a lead on Co Production and Involvement, Peer Support and Recovery and Wellbeing. I have worked for MITHN for just over two years and I am passionate about delivering services that are person centred and responsive to the wider community. I previously worked for a national homelessness and developed learning programmes for people in recovery, to support move on and greater control over their lives. I have trained as a Recovery Coach and teacher and utilise these skills in my day to day role. I love working for MITHN and my colleagues are equally supportive and passionate about their work.
Safe Space Community
Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham are pioneering a community response to improve mental health and wellbeing within the borough. Find out more
Side by Side
Side by Side is a supportive online community where you can listen, share and be heard. Find out more
Employment Connection is a website bringing together local resources in East London that promote training, education, and employment support for people with mental health problems. Find out more
Follow Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham on your favourite social network
We are in Eastbourne today at the London @RotaryGBI conference! We have been invited to give a presentation on mental health and well-being. #mithn #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthMatters #towerhamlets #newham #redbridge