Who we are

The Fathom Trust is a charity made up of a team of dedicated makers, volunteers, ambassadors, and trustees.

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
Founder

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.

Trustees

Meet the trustees behind the Fathom Trust

Iain McGilchrist

Psychiatrist & Author

Jonathon Gray

Director of Improvement & Innovation, Cardiff & Vale NHS

Junaid Bajwa

Chief medical scientist at Microsoft

Sir Mansel Aylward

Chair, Life Sciences Hub Wales

Makers

Meet the team of makers behind the Fathom Trust

Amanda Rayner

Willow weaver

Athene English

Leather worker

Barn The Spoon

Spoon Carver

Danny Fleck

Carpenter

Emily James

Clothes Maker

Gareth Irwin

Traditional wood turner

Heather Dickens

Willow Weaver

Hugh Conway Morris

Conservation architect

Jacqueline Yallop

Novelist & cultural historian

Jude Riley

Paper Marbler

Kate Mobbs Morgan

Horse Logger

Nancy Durham

Lavender Farmer & Distiller

Patricia Digby

Printmaker and Craft tutor

Ambassadors

Meet the team of ambassadors behind the Fathom Trust

Dickon Bevington

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Medical Director The Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families

Fraser Watts

Visiting Professor of Psychology, University of Lincoln

Jane Myat

GP, Lecturer in Culinary Medicine, Co-Founder The Listening Space

Mark Vernon

Psychotherapist & Writer

Michael Dixon

GP, Chair, College of Medicine & Co-Chair National Social Prescribing Network

Professor Dame Clare Gerada

GP & Chair of Doctors in Distress, former Chair of Royal College of General Practitioners

Steve Killick

Clinical psychologist & storyteller

Vivien Ainley

Cognitive Neuroscientist