Our Senior Management Team has executive responsibility to manage Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham. The Team includes:
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!
I have worked in the charitable/voluntary sector for most of my working life and have been at MITHN for the past 13 years. Prior to joining the organisation I worked in the homelessness sector, my last job being a Strategic Support Manager. I work part time which allows me a degree of flexibility to pursue other interests.
I joined Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham in 2009 to develop services and expand our offerings in Newham. Since then I have held many roles within MITHN. In 2016 I completed the Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner level qualification and in 2017 progressed to the position of Operational Director.
I have managed a range of projects and services during my time with MITHN. Currently I am responsible for the following contracts: Talking Therapies (Newham and Tower Hamlets), Bereavement Service, Employment services and the LEAP programme.
Working for MITHN has provided me with several opportunities to further progress and develop my skills and knowledge which has been invaluable. I have particularly enjoyed developing partnership opportunities and setting up new and exciting projects.
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
Before joining Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham in the role of Advocacy Support Manager, Fiona spent eight years as an advocate during which time she used as an opportunity to build up specialist knowledge within the advocacy sector, before taking on the role of community manager; she also has experience of working within the NHS field.
Outside of work, Fiona has a real love of music and enjoys going to gigs, and building up her vinyl collection when she can. She also has a passion for museum and the arts, for travelling, as well as watching tennis along with a slight obsession with Formula 1.
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.
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Most people have returned to work already but If you’ve managed to head back to work a little late here are some tips to help you get back into the swing of things. Take your time and take it slow, remember the reasons why you do your job and what elements of it make you happy! Happy Monday all! #backtowork#mithn#mentalhealth#postholiday @ Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham ... See MoreSee Less
Great to share our gifts with clients who will be in hospital on Christmas Day, thank you to all of you that donated presents. From all of us at MITHN, we would like to wish you a peaceful festive season and best wishes for the New Year! If you do find yourself in crisis this Christmas please visit our website for more information. #mithn#mentalhealth#christmas#TowerHamlets#newham#crisis... See MoreSee Less
With Christmas Day just a few days away it’s easy to forget that people around you may not be looking forward to this festive period. Remember to be kind and acknowledge the struggles that others are facing. If you are finding this time tough, remember to take it easy on yourself - you can only do what you can manage and that’s okay! Please read our tips for managing this Christmas period for more advice. #mentalhealth#festiveseason#christmas#smallsteps @ Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham ... See MoreSee Less
🎉 CELEBRATION POST!!! 🎉 We had an amazing day at our Festive Fayre yesterday and have a few thank you’s to make - Thank you to the wonderful FCA, Bromley-By-Bow Tesco and our lovely staff for donating so many amazing gifts, because of your kindness we were able to give all of our clients a present for Christmas! We hope you all enjoyed the day as much as we did and hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! We also want to celebrate that we reached 100 followers on Instagram, so thank you all for following and supporting MITHN! Last but not least, we will he singing (squealing) some carols at Bromley-By-Bow Tesco tomorrow morning so please come down for entertainment or to find out more about what we do at MITHN. #mithn#christmas#thankyou#festivefayre#mentalhealth #towerhamlets #newham @ Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to @powerleagueUK Shoreditch for your support in providing our youth-led sports initiative #GetFitFeelInspired a platform to continue in 2020, providing an opportunity to @TowerHamletsNow community to improve their health and well-being through football ⚽ 🗣️ 💪
Thanks to our local residents for attending the Coffee Morning of 2020. If you would like to attend our weekly meet-up and learn more about opportunities to volunteer at the next #CommunitiesDrivingChange event in March, join us next week at the Brady Arts Centre. ☕ 🗣️
#GetFitFeelInspired returns this evening at @powerleagueUK, this youth-led sports initiative as part of #CommunitiesDrivingChange programme supported by @the_young_fdn and open to young people from @TowerHamletsNow aged between 16-29. If more information please get in touch 📲