Specialisms: Mental Health, overcoming adversity, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia, Creative thinking
…In fact let's get real deep down and personal, it's only taken me all my life to get here and now I don’t want to waste any more time in sharing my story/ journey of overcoming adversity with you.
Being outdoors and mental release is directly correlated to my way of thinking. Yet as a mental health first aid instructor and motivational speaker and knowing from my own experience that it is hard sometimes to recognise the cause of mental anguish. I inspire audiences to acknowledge and overcome their own stresses and tribulations. Triumph over trauma is a key point in my own story.
I grew up spending every waking moment outdoors as an escape from childhood trauma. I tried following a conventional career path with some success, although felt that I could of done better, picked up many qualifications including an art degree, adult teaching certificate, life coach and more recently mental health first aid instructor. I now finally realise that I am qualified to help the many people who have experienced their own hardships.
In conjunction with MHFA training, I also founded The Walk N Talk Charity in 2020. Normalising conversations about mental health and stopping stigma are top of the agenda alongside sharing my love of the outdoors with those who are willing to give it a go.
In developing my approach to helping others I have had to dig deep into my psyche and sometimes that has been painful, however, the results have been amazing and I definitely recommend doing it.
Speaking from the heart on the topics of mental health, overcoming adversity, walking Lands End to John O Groats and how dyslexia, dyspraxia and creative thinking have shaped me, I am available for talks/presentations.