Specialisms: ADHD, Dyspraxia, Mental Health, Suicide Bereavement, Co-production
Maxine Frances Roper is a writer and speaker.
She started her career in media and journalism and moved into copywriting and communications work within the charity sector following multiple experiences of suicide loss.
She is the co-author of ‘Finding the Words’, a guide to supporting someone bereaved or affected by suicide, a member of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA)'s Lived Experience Network, and an Ambassador for Suicide&Co, who provide pay-what-you-can counselling for people bereaved by suicide.
Maxine has also used her lived experience to promote better understanding and support for neurodivergent adults. Her first book, a survival guide for dyspraxic and ADHD women, is due for publication in 2024.
Her first novel ‘Catch A Moving Train' is due out on submission within the next year. Maxine is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a former Trustee of the Dyspraxia Foundation.