We are committed to supporting the wellbeing of young people age 12-23 yrs at no cost.
We aim to make wellbeing programmes that nourish the whole person more accessible by providing a variety of activities for adults and young people in our Wellbeing Centre. Live in person events and virtual live sessions are offered and training support for other organisations designed to enhance each person's mental, emotional, physical health and wholeness.
We are devoted to helping our communities to work together to help each other thrive and flourish.
Our mindfulness, meditation and wellbeing programmes and activities aim to support people to learn new ways of being to live happier, healthier and more meaningful lives.
Our goals include creating more mindful and compassionate communities and to celebrate the spirit of giving to inspire others to be kinder.
We believe mindful, kind, compassionate
communities can change the world.
Colin has had many careers over his life-time, all within the people industry. He was initially trained as a Community Education worker and then moved into Social Work as a group worker and then counsellor. He is now a Wellbeing Manager within a university setting. He is passionate about mindfulness and wishes that everybody has an opportunity to learn and experience mindfulness and compassion. Colin is interested in positive psychology and is keen to explore the overlap between Mindfulness and positive psychology. He graduated in 2014 from Aberdeen University with a Masters in Mindfulness.
Nicola has worked in the Banking industry for 18 years and is currently a Branch Manager at RBS. She has led fundraising activities across all RBS branches for charities such as Maggie’s, JMA Trust, STV Appeal and
SAMH. She has also coordinated the fundraising activities for Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas, children's gift campaign. A busy working mum of two girls, they inspire her to help others and support the local community. Prior to becoming a Trustee for Cultivating Mindfulness, her partnership with SAMH gave her some insight into the struggles young people face today and how mental health support can make a real difference to their lives. She believes this knowledge together with her experience and valuable skills as a Branch Manager will contribute directly towards her trustee role.
Chief Executive &
Julie founded Cultivating Mindfulness a registered charity after 13 years of personal practice and is a trained mindfulness teacher registered with The British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA). She co-developed the University of Glasgow, Mindfulness: A Focus on Adolescents course and teaches mindfulness and compassion in university and college settings and in public, private and third sector organisations. Julie is devoted to making mindfulness training more accessible to young people to improve mental health and prevent issues arising later in life. She is a certified HeartMath Coach using biofeedback technology to help individuals build personal resilience. In Dec 2019, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson awarded Julie a Point of Light Award to recognise her work for founding Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas, children's gift campaign. A mindful, kind and compassionate community that has raised over £2.2 million of Gifts Made with Love for over 63,000 children affected by financial hardship & poverty.
Karen is a busy mum of two children and works as a Marketing Manager. She has worked as a volunteer for many charities over the last ten years, including working within many volunteer roles within our own Glasgow's Spirit of Christmas children's gift campaign. With a background in marketing, admin, processes and procedures she brings a wealth of experience to her new volunteer role as Secretary. Karen completed the eight week Mindfulness Based Living Course with our charity in 2018 and is now excited to be a part of the team whose aim is to make wellbeing programmes more accessible to the general population and young people.
We currently have several voluntary roles that we are recruiting for.
Do you have free time during the day or evening and would like to utilise your skills for the greater good of the community? We are looking for a Fundraising Manager, Marketing and Social Media Content Creator and Accountant.
We are also looking for volunteers to work in our Wellbeing Centre on various days each week for a period of 4 and 8 hour shifts.
Please contact us telling us a little bit about yourself and how you would like to contribute towards our charity's mission, vision and goals.