Anouska Civico has been contracted by Mind Your Head to develop adult support services over the next six months.

This important development project has been funded through the generosity of the Shetland Community and in particular the efforts of the friends and family of the late Vaila Tait (See news story for further information).

Anouska has extensive experience in mental health services having previously managed accommodation and community-based outreach services for people of all ages and varying needs. She will be helping the organisation design their proposed service and put in place clear plans to help secure external funding.

Jacqui Clark, Team Leader at Mind Your Head, said "These are exciting times for us as we move into an important stage in our organisation's development. We want to make sure that the service we develop meets the needs of the Shetland Community." She added, "Anouska's experience along with evidence gathered through our 2014 Community Survey puts us in a strong position to move this forward and work towards launching a service that will make a real difference to our community's mental health and wellbeing."

Find out more about our support service development efforts.