Testimonials

Emma helped me launch my Wellbeing Speakers and Events Club and did an amazing job, taking control of the social media and digital marketing. She is hard working and very driven and has since trained as a Youth and Adult MHFA Instructor bringing her intelligence, wisdom and empathy to a field which is so important. She writes beautifully on the subject, with both her academic and personal experience in the field bringing a valuable perspective. I would highly recommend Emma for any digital or traditional marketing activity, any research and writing project and as a speaker and instructor on the subject of mental wellbeing. She is a super intelligent, a lovely person work with and an all round top person to know.

Roz Hanna, Director of Corporate Bookings & PR at Wellbeing Speakers and Events Club

On behalf of the Mental Health Foundation and British Psychological Society, we would like to thank you for presenting at our seminar ‘Children, Young People and Mental Health: Communicating In An Online World’. It was a great success and your presentation, alongside the other speakers, underpinned this achievement.

Together, your breadth of knowledge on this important topic painted a clear picture of the challenges and opportunities that the use of digital presents; something a number of attendees fed back to us. It was encouraging to see such good levels of engagement and discussion on the areas raised your presentations in the networking session.

Bringing your personal experience of using digital to support your mental health was incredibly inspiring and clearly resonated with attendees, many of whom highlighted this in the feedback we received. It’s clear that while certain barriers and risks still exist in the use of digital, the perspective you presented gave a great sense of optimism to the room.

The topic of children and young people’s mental health and the role of digital continues to be a keen focus for both of our organisations, and we look forward to working with you again in the near future.

British Psychological Society and Mental Health Foundation

I met Emma when she came to Medway to deliver Youth Mental Health First Aid with my team. Emma is an excellent trainer, she has  a warm personality and fantastic communication skills. Emma’s knowledge of data and social media in relation to young peoples mental health is impressive and really added value to the training sessions delivered. I would highly recommend Emma as a trainer.

Sofie Wheeldon, Child Health Programme Manager, Medway Public Health

Emma was a great colleague in my research centre at LSE, helping us to write a book chapter on child and adolescent mental health issues, particularly focused on economic aspects. Her knowledge about the child and adolescent mental health field and her enthusiasm to communicate evidence that could help to improve systems, services and lives were enormously helpful.

Professor Martin Knapp, Director of Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) and LSE Health and Social Care.

Emma worked with us at Horsham & Mid Sussex CCG. She is passionate about improving access to health services and used her experiences to represent the needs of the younger population really clearly. It was unusual to find someone so determined to help us as commissioners enable change to ensure our portfolio of services became more relevant. She is bright, engaging, and an excellent communicator and understands that partnership working is difficult but so worthwhile and necessary to put the individuals needs at the heart of combined efforts to improve service delivery and outcomes.

Sue Braysher, Chief Officer/Senior Director in NHS

Emma has contributed several times to our MHFA Youth Instructor training programmes. She has designed her own training sessions, including some of her personal experiences, including anxiety, depression and co-morbidity, and also the role of social media. Her feedback has been very good. I have been impressed with her professional skills and her ability to engage her audience. I look forward to working with Emma again.

Chris Morgan, MHFA England National Trainer

Emma was a graduate intern and worked for me at LSE on a number of projects related to aspects of students’ digital literacies and use of learning spaces. She was an excellent researcher, but also put together a great workshop for students to understand how they were using some new informal study spaces on the campus. Her interests in mental health and wellbeing, mindfulness and digital wellbeing provided really valuable perspectives on the work we were undertaking. I’d highly recommend her as a colleague and in her new venture as a freelancer.

Jane Secker, Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City University

I have known Emma Wilson for a number of years in my capacity as Lay Representative for Horsham at Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group. She is intelligent and personable with good analytic skills. But she is also empathetic and well able to adapt easily to different working environments. She is very professional and extremely committed to her work in mental health and she communicates fluently both orally, on the written page and through social media.

David Phillips MBE MA, Lay Representative for Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG

I first met Emma a couple of years ago through my work with mental health charities as an ambassador for Rethink Mental Illness and Sane and was immediately struck by her deep understanding of mental illness. As someone, like me, who has experienced mental illness but recovered, Emma is ideally placed to help others. Her writing, including her poetry, is profoundly sensitive and moving and has the ability to make others feel understood. She is also someone who uses social media to make a difference and help anyone afflicted by mental illness. I highly recommend working with Emma.

Rachel Kelly, bestselling author of “Black Rainbow: How Words Healed me – my Journey Through Depression” and ambassador for Sane and Rethink Mental Illness.