My passion and drive to inspire has led me to speak at conferences, on national media and at public events for a number of years. I have also had the honour of publicly speaking and sharing my journey through perinatal mental illness alongside my husband Jonathan for HRH Duchess of Cambridge, highlighting the importance of conversation and providing support for both mothers and fathers during this time.
Through my own journey through postnatal mental illness I have endeavoured to shine a light on the realities that can be faced at this time. Having founded and run a successful charity I can demonstrate the drive you need to implement change within society, inspiring those that hear my story to make positive changes within their lives and environments.
I have also had the pleasure of joining many mothers groups, classes and workshops speaking to new parents about my experiences and providing tools and techniques to help them encourage positive mental health in their journey through parenthood.
My subsequent experiences with physical illness (being diagnosed with a neurological condition in recent years) can also be highlighted in talks that I provide, particularly focusing on the importance of prioritising self-care in order to succeed in gaining physical and mental wellness.
I have had the privilege of speaking for the following organisations:
NHS, The Royal College Midwives, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, Maternal Mental Health Alliance, ITV, BBC TV, BBC Radio, several universities, colleges and schools across the UK and has spoken at The Houses of Parliament.
I have the privilege of working with a number of inspiring, creative and supportive individuals who have been able to co-host workshops and speak by my side on various topics including – physical wellbeing in the antenatal and postnatal period, mindfulness for parents, baby massage, flexi-working for parents, navigating the school/nursery system, sleep routines, lived experience of severe maternal mental illness and much more.
If you would like me to speak at your event or run a workshops for your colleagues/clients/friends please get in touch here.
I can also arrange for one of my previously mentioned colleagues to offer a talk/workshop with me so if you have anything specific you would like spoken about please do not hesitate to get in touch and I can help you arrange your event.