I really admire what people in the area have done together to better their own circumstances and hope, that in some small ways, our work here helps more of that to happen.
I have been working here at PCHP form more years than I dare to admit! In autumn 2014 I moved into the post of Counselling Team Leader. I have a real passion for the work I do here and this area. As a child and teenager although not within Edinburgh, I grew up in an area similar to this one. That's why I stay!
I’ve been with the Project for around 5 years. I qualified in Social Work 11 years ago but have always been passionate about working in the voluntary sector area with people affected by mental health issues. I have a background in working with people affected by homelessness, drug and alcohol use, domestic and sexual abuse. Working in a local project with local families has been an inspiration and a privilege for me!
I want people to understand that cooking need not be complicated, difficult or expensive but can be fun, healthy and inexpensive.
I have lived in the area for the last 26 years and graduated two years ago with a degree in Public Health Nutrition from Queen Margaret University.
I joined PCHP as I wanted to get more involved with the practical side of nutrition at the community level, increasing my own experience and helping in the process.
My hopes are to use my food and nutrition knowledge to supplement and enhance the already great food and health related projects at PCHP, helping to reach as many local people as possible to improve their overall health.