Consultancy

Support for schools and youth organisations

With 50% of long-term mental health problems expected to start by the age of 14, good mental health starts in the classroom. It takes a whole-school approach, from senior management and throughout the school.

Alongside being certified to teach the 2-Day Youth and Adult MHFA courses, where you can become a mental health first aider, I am able to design bespoke workshops that may focus on specific topic areas.

We need to foster a culture in which children feel able to speak about how they are feeling. Breaking down the stigma starts with accepting that it’s OK to talk. My bespoke courses aim to help you feel more comfortable in your understanding of the mental health needs of children at your school.

Support for organisations and businesses

It is estimated that mental health problems cost employers between £33 billion and £42 billion a year (Gov.UK). Lost productivity and absenteeism caused by stress or poor mental health has both a human and economic cost.

So what can we do to support employees at risk of, or going through, a period of mental health difficulties? What are the signs and symptoms to look out for, and how should we act? What reasonable adjustments might be helpful for that employee?

I can design and deliver bespoke workshops that suit the needs of your team. From an introduction to mental health, to providing some practical solutions, please get in touch to discuss the options. Further information on my areas of specialism can be found below, and on the Events and Workshops page.

Support for universities

The demand for mental health support in universities is undoubtedly on the rise. As pressure for services become stretched, it is important to understand what students want and what students need. With experience of working directly with students at two HE Institutions (King’s College London and LSE), as well as being a recent student myself (LLB 2010-2013, MSc 2015-16), I am well-placed to develop and deliver workshops that aim to extend your knowledge of student wellbeing in the 21st century.

My areas of expertise

Alongside the 2-Day Youth MHFA course, I can design bespoke workshops that best suit the needs of your school, workplace or other organisation. Below is a non-exhaustive list of key subject areas:

  • What is mental health? From signs and symptoms of mental health to what not to say
  • The role of social media and technology, including the impact on young people
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Mindfulness
  • Managing your mental health in the workplace
  • Disclosure, reasonable adjustments and your legal rights
  • Mental health in young people
  • Mental health at university and in higher education

Advisory Groups

I have experience of sitting on advisory groups for matters concerning policy, research, and user engagement. These include projects with: National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), McPin Foundation, Rethink Mental Illness, King’s College London, University of Birmingham. I have also worked alongside local authorities, patient groups and commissioning groups across West Sussex. NIHR + University … Continue reading Advisory Groups

Events and Workshops

I have designed and delivered interactive workshops in settings that include the workplace, higher education, and teaching and development. I currently work with MHFA England as a plenary speaker, where I design and deliver interactive workshops for adults  on the 2-day mental health first aid courses. Previously I worked at the London School of Economics … Continue reading Events and Workshops

Research

I have worked on research projects from different perspectives: as a research assistant, a research and evaluation intern within higher education (LSE), as an advisor and patient representative, and as a student.