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Here is the Good Ideas Class 2017! 



  • Christina Cran

    Wee Seeds

    Christina Cran is the Founder of Wee Seeds and Cran Communications. She is an award-winning PR and media professional with over 15 years’ experience. She is a newly diagnosed Type One diabetic and a convert to mediation. She’s a mother and passionate about little people’s mental foundations.

  • Emily Beardsmore

    Emily is setting up a cooperative care agency, run through an innovative online platform that puts carers and those being cared for at the centre of the organisation. Providing high quality care and also a platform to advocate for their needs.

  • Eve Hepburn

    Fearless Femme

    Fearless Femme empowers young women to overcome the challenges that life throws at them. It provides a membership community where young women dealing with emotional and psychological challenges can connect with one another, and an online magazine that provides a wealth of advice and inspiration on improving one’s mental health.

  • Felix Gilfedder


    A health and well being audio book, storytelling service. We want to harness the power of local stories to create empathetic, humours and educational audio experiences that will entertain, engage and inspire the listeners. These audio books will be made available in library’s, online and delivered to your home as part of a subscription package.

  • Jenny White

    Introducing people to the wide-ranging health benefits of shiatsu touch therapy for physical, mental and emotional well-being. Offering in-house shiatsu sessions to support a resilient workforce, and within communities: offering workshops and low-cost community clinics. Training Well-Being Ambassadors to help deliver our services in their communities.

  • Lily Asch

    Real Talk

    We are a social enterprise committed to reducing stigma around mental ill health through encouraging personal narratives with power of storytelling. We believe authenticity and transparency around experiences of mental illness promotes wellbeing and we run events, workshops and trainings that craft safe spaces to share stories.

  • Richard Housley

    Vox Insight

    Breaking down the stigma attached to persons with convictions and helping employers to both empathise with them and become aware of the positive benefits of the taking of them on as employees.


  • Sam Abrahams

    The Wilderness Training Company

    Become a wilderness first aider by joining us in the foothills of Africa’s highest mountain, for a week of practical training from experienced instructors. Closer to home, our ‘remote-area first aider’ courses are available in Scotland. We run affordable life-saving training for anyone doing good work in challenging environments.

  • Stuart Guzinski and Donna McArdle

    Stuart holds an MSc in Gastronomy, so knows his onions. Passionate about building resilient local food networks, in 2015 he launched Scotland’s first Food Assembly. Together with Donna McArdle, serial food community builder and founder of the Real Junk Food Project Edinburgh, they are working towards creating a network that will support, inform and connect people, businesses and organisations around food.