We believe something special happens when people encounter the beauty of nature and traditional crafts and we are passionate about creating ways for others to experience this for themselves.
Dr William Beharrell has worked in the NHS as a trainee psychiatrist and senior manager with an interest in health innovation. He is a founding member of HRH The Prince of Wales’s charity Turquoise Mountain and has worked on community development projects around the world.
In its first five years in Afghanistan, he helped Turquoise Mountain to run a programme to preserve traditional crafts, along with social and economic regeneration. This also included setting up a primary health centre and primary school.
He has subsequently undertaken projects in Romania and Jordan with a focus on community development, heritage crafts, conservation and health. He has degrees in medicine from Cambridge and Arabic with Persian from Durham and has worked in Central Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Meet the trustees behind the Fathom Trust
Psychiatrist & Author
Director of Improvement & Innovation, Cardiff & Vale NHS
Chief medical scientist at Microsoft
Chair, Life Sciences Hub Wales
Meet the team of makers behind the Fathom Trust
Traditional wood turner
Novelist & cultural historian
Lavender Farmer & Distiller
Printmaker and Craft tutor
Meet the team of ambassadors behind the Fathom Trust
Operations Director, Heritage Crafts Association
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Medical Director The Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families
Visiting Professor of Psychology, University of Lincoln
GP, Lecturer in Culinary Medicine, Co-Founder The Listening Space
Psychotherapist & Writer
GP, Chair, College of Medicine & Co-Chair National Social Prescribing Network
GP & Chair of Doctors in Distress, former Chair of Royal College of General Practitioners
Clinical psychologist & storyteller