Dr Laura Young MBE

Dr Laura YoungLaura Young is a social entrepreneur and founder of the children's mental health charity, Teapot Trust. Based in East Lothian, Teapot Trust is dedicated to providing art therapy and art activities to children coping with long-term health conditions. 

She received an Honorary Doctorate from Queen Margaret University in 2015, and in 2016 was awarded an MBE in recognition of her services to children with health conditions. 

Laura trained at the Science Museum London and remains an ardent supporter of museums and heritage crafts.  She has a particular interest in how arts and culture contribute to health and a sense of well-being.  She enjoys being a Trustee at Scotland’s National Museum and the stewardship of its growing collections.

Laura became a Trustee of National Museums Scotland in October 2018 and her term of appointment runs until September 2022. She lives in Gullane.

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