Morag Cassidy

Co-Founder, Light On the Path & Treasurer of SMN

Morag is the Treasurer of the Board of Scottish Mentoring Network and has been a Board Member since 2005.

As the co-founder of SHARE Abilities, a social enterprise set up to support people who have experienced substance abuse; homelessness; mental issues or other difficulties that have resulted in low levels of confidence, Morag currently strives to provide individuals with a route to employment through volunteering and positive activities.

Morag previously worked as the Scottish Public Sector Development Manager for Remploy UK, the leading provider of both supported employment and support to access and retain mainstream employment for people with disabilities in the UK.

Morag is a Director of a private company Light on the Path which creates opportunities for development of people and organisations across Europe and works extensively within the Leonardo Lifelong Learning Programme.

Morag is an internal verifier for the Customised Award in Peer Mentoring and Support which was originally developed and delivered by One Plus, a leading lone parent organisation. She has been instrumental in the development of a wide range of mentoring services over previous years, including Peer Group Mentoring for Lone Parents, Mentoring as part of the After-Care programme on the One Plus Training Courses, and mentoring support to enable lone parents to move into sustainable employment and has recently successfully facilitated Scottish Mentoring Network becoming an Accredited SQA Centre to deliver the Peer Mentor and Support Award.

Morag has qualifications in Social Work, teaching in FE, counselling, training and assessment and in Sign Language. Her background is in: Consultancy, Project Management, social work and training and education within both commercial organisations and the voluntary sector.

Morag enjoys life and works and plays hard, enjoying a very active social life whilst bringing up her three granddaughters.