Mindfulness Leads

Co-Leads for Scotland:

Neil Rothwell

Neil is a freelance clinical psychologist. He has extensive experience in the practice and teaching mindfulness and has published articles on the approach. He has also been running regular mindfulness courses for clients and NHS staff for the past 15 years. Previous jobs have included head of the Primary Care Adult Psychology Service in NHS Forth Valley, and clinical manager at the Robert Fergusson Unit national rehabilitation service for people with brain injury.

Vee Freir

Vee is a clinical psychologist who has taught mindfulness within the NHS and the private sector since 2005 and has been facilitating mindfulness retreats since 2010. Previous jobs have included Clinical Services Manager for Keil Centre Edinburgh, Lead Psychologist for Primary Care in NHS Highland and Centre Head of Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre in Inverness. She also teaches qiqong internationally.


Health Board Leads:
Ayrshire & Arran – Kevan Fulton and Pat Harris
Borders – contact: Pam Doig
Dumfries & Galloway – Ania Gut-gofron
Fife – Clare Cassells
Forth Valley – Nick Bell, Alison Brough and Wendy Prentice
Grampian – contact: Helen Moffat
Greater Glasgow & Clyde – Lucy Gamble
Highland – Wendy Van Riet
Lanarkshire – John Coffey
Lothian – Charlotte Procter
Tayside – contact: Gemma King