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Olivia Dunbar


31st January 2024


Digital Mental Health Innovation Cluster Welcomes New Advisory Board Member

Introducing Emma Smith from SAMH: bridging the gap between the third sector and innovation

The Digital Mental Health Innovation Cluster (DMHIC) is excited to announce the inclusion of Emma to its advisory board. Emma is the strategy implementation and development manager for the Scottish Action for Mental Health (SAMH).

Emma is skilled in all aspects of Strategy Implementation & Development and Business Support including Research, Project Management, Event Management, Report Comprehension and Writing, and Engagement. Her role in the advisory board is to bridge the gap between the third sector and innovation with her experience in the third sector bringing a wealth of expertise to propel the DMHIC forward in cultivating innovation and collaboration.

SAMH has been supporting Scotland’s mental health for 100 years and currently operates over 70 services in communities across Scotland, providing mental health social care support, addictions, and employment services, among others. Together with national programme work in See Me, Respectme, suicide prevention, and physical activity and sport, these services inform SAMH’s policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

The Digital Mental Health Innovation Cluster initiates powerful collaborations of shared interests, aligning expertise and industry partners to drive forward activity centred around the common purpose of the innovation of digital mental health. The DMHIC is supported by an Advisory board whose members are comprised of representatives from the academic, clinical, business and third sectors. These members provide valuable insights into the academic, business, and civic aspects of digital mental health. The advisory board attend bi-monthly meetings to offer well-informed advice to provide a focused scope to make effective change in digital mental health. ______________________________________________________________________

You can contact Emma via email: or connect with her via LinkedIn: Linkedin/emma-smith-06054529/

If you would like more information about the work of the DMHIC please contact:

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