Founder, Director and Chairwoman
Hi, I’m Lorna and the founder, Director and chairwoman of The Flourishing Well. I’m also a holistic Health practitioner, and have had personal experience in a caring role for people with mental and physical health conditions, from a very young age.
The seeds of my passionate soul mission first started germinating in 2002, when I received funding to coordinate and manage many environmental, creative community projects over the space of a few years. With the aim to help adults and children to de-stress and nurture themselves, by connecting more with each other, nature and their creative selves.
I then went on to coordinate community, art, drama, music and holistic wellbeing workshops with a group I co-founded in Perth called the MIDDAS group.
I’m now delighted that we’re spreading our wings wider, cultivating more empathic, community spirit. Bringing together all our unique gifts and talents, with even more beautiful kindred spirits to host and take part in nourishing, exciting, restorative, therapeutic, events and empowering workshops.
I’m thrilled that The Flourishing Well has now got charitable status.
We empower those who have been struggling with their health to flourish in all areas of their lives.
I'm looking forward to our adventures together.
Vice Chairwoman and Trustee
Hello I’m Kay Ross. I have lived in Arbroath all my life. I have 3 older girls. My husband Bryan and I are respite foster carers. We provide a loving and nurturing environment within our home.
I completed my degree in mental health nursing in 2014 and currently work in the community with older adults, who have both physical and mental health conditions.
I have experience of working with vulnerable individuals who have experienced trauma, stress and distress. I strive to provide person centred care which is recovery focused. I’m passionate about empowering and supporting individuals to live well and find more balance within themselves using a holistic approach.
My interest in holistic therapies has grown over the years and I have personally experienced the benefits of a range of alternative and holistic therapies which maintain my health and well-being. I am excited and honoured to be part of the flourishing well team.
Treasurer and Trustee
Dean is The Flourishing Well’s treasurer. He is a compassionate, kind hearted, empathic soul, who’s a very good listener. His voice and practical experience are also very valuable within our community group as he has lived experience as a carer for people with physical and mental health conditions. Dean gained his qualifications at Perth college in sound engineering. He is also a baker by trade and is a wonderful father to two beautiful girls..
Trustee and Chef
Craig is one of our trustees who has had a passion for creating and eating great food from as far back as he can remember. He did his chefs training at Perth college then went on to work in Delvinos Italian in Auchterarder, followed by The Roost restaurant in bridge of Earn. Thereafter he gained more experience working as a chef in one of Tom Kitchins restaurants The Scran & Scallie in Edinburgh for two years. He then returned to take up the position of head chef in the Roost.
In lockdown while all restaurants were closed Craig was offered the position of personal chef for a business man, until things returned to normal within the restaurants. .
When we are out and about with The Flourishing Well holistic well-being events Craig will join us in his free time with live cooking demos, he’ll be sharing some tasty tips and scrumptious samples!
When we were in lockdown due to Covid19 he tantalised our tastebuds with his wealth of passion and culinary delights which helped us to eat well at this time and beyond. He loves to use local, fresh seasonal ingredients and enjoys foraging for food. Wild garlic is one of his many favourites.
Craig currently works at Paul Ainsworth's restaurant The Marina in Cornwall.
Craig studied music at Perth college too and can play drums and guitar. He also has experience as a young carer.
Secretary and Trustee
Kirsty is a Virtual Assistant and freelance Administrator working with charities and organisations within the health and medical sectors.
Prior to becoming freelance, Kirsty worked for an events agency in Edinburgh supporting several international medical conferences and for 13 years, worked for a national cancer charity managing their patient and family information days throughout the UK and then subsequently working within the Fundraising department on a number of large-scale fundraising events.
Kirsty loves administration and organisation and gains real job satisfaction from working with organisations that support people going through difficult times and seeing the positive impact this can have on their lives.