Linda Malone

Specialist Mentor (MH)

Linda has studied and worked in the field of mental health and learning differences in many different settings for the last 20+ years. After studying literature, Linda worked as a professional musician playing in bands, teaching and running workshops. They trained as a music therapist in the late 90s and has worked with all ages and abilities, facilitating and encouraging communication, self-expression, self-understanding and empowerment. Linda has worked in NHS mental health units, in learning differences services, in a medium secure hospital as an education coordinator as well as a music therapist. They have also worked in special schools with children with autism and complex needs, and has done extra training in trauma and conflict resolution.

Linda has enjoyed working for D&A since 2017 and loves their mentoring work, getting to know young people, encouraging them to reach their potential and finding ways through their challenges. Linda is passionate about music and the arts as well as mindfulness/meditation, Qi Gong and walking in nature- all good for body and soul!