Dona Milne is Deputy Director of Public Health, NHS Lothian and Chair of the Children’s Parliament in Scotland and Youth Scotland. She has a particular interest in challenging inequality and achieving real social impact, core to Inspiring Scotland’s mission.
In Dona’s role as Consultant and Deputy Director of Public Health, she works in the areas of reproductive health, children and young people’s wellbeing and reducing inequalities, particularly focusing on work on social determinants. Her main interests are teenage pregnancy, school attendance and community engagement, particularly youth work.
Dona is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health. She originally trained in Community Education, specialising in young people and health, working in the voluntary sector and local government.
The Thrive Outdoors team has today (Monday 12 February 2024) launched a new website to showcase the work of the fund and share resources with the play and outdoor sector. The new site will be a hub for outdoor play champions, offering support, guidance and resources – a one-stop-shop for practitioners, education professionals and childmindersRead More
We kicked off the new year by hosting the first online conference of its kind in Scotland – Infant Mental Health: Babies in Scotland 2024. This event was in partnership with the Scottish Government and was our biggest event yet with 588 people attending on the day. It was incredible to get that manyRead More
The Scottish Government has recently asked for views on their proposed Care Leavers Payment. As Scotland’s national mentoring programme for children and young people with care experience, our Fund Manager Christine was in a unique position to gather valuable insights from the young people this will affect. Here’s what she found out… In myRead More