A compassionate leader. Born in London of Colombian heritage, my path has been bumpy but I am grateful to be part of a community from a diversity of backgrounds and life experiences.
My career started in London. My first role was in criminal justice, working with adults from minority backgrounds with mental ill health. The role was in Community Development which formed part of a national programme called Delivering Race Equality in Mental Health, designed to bring race equality to the mental health system. During an amazing five years working as part of the programme, I met a number of key professionals, ambassadors and colleagues, who I now consider great friends. Through these special connections and my commitment to making a change, I went on to work in service development, and as a mental health trainer.
I am passionate about listening to communities. Exploring mental health and well-being more deeply to help people become more empowered to handle change in all areas of life.
MSc Health Psychology
PGDip Competency Training & Evaluation in Higher Education
Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training
Meeting the unique need of the organisation or group by refining programmes to bring in specific expertise in response to issues and opportunities that arise within each group.
Service or project design, planning and implementation.
Training designed to be delivered virtually or face-to-face.
Learning takes place through co-production and a mix of presentations, group activities and conversations that are engaging, interactive and stimulating.
Stories create magic and the opportunity for people to come together, unlock resources and strengthen communities. Without trusted connections, people are more vulnerable to feeling hopelessness and helplessness, uncertain when and where to reach out for support.
Building the Power of Us was developed to address the emotional support required by individuals, communities and workplaces during transition and change.
The programme provides a unique way of increasing awareness about mental health and wellbeing whilst developing people’s narratives and confidence around their mental health. Through storytelling, people are encouraged to think about how they can be more proactive in building their resilience, look after their wellbeing and support others do the same.
A six week programme consisting of 6 x 90 minute sessions. Maximum 10 participants per cohort
Introduction to Mental Health & Wellbeing Conversations
Developing Self-Awareness Skills & the Power of Insight
Vulnerable Leadership & The Power of Self-Compassion
Our Sense of Purpose & Gratitude
The Power of Identity, Belonging & Culture
Celebrating our stories and the power of continued peer support
Courses are accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health. Everyone who completes the courses receives a certificate of attendance, a training manual and workbook, including a helpful toolkit to support their own mental health and wellbeing.
• Accredited 2-day course.
• Available face to face, or as a flexible online delivery for a minimum of 8 -16 participants.
• Learners will gain the skills to become Mental Health First Aiders. Empowering them to notice the signs of mental ill health and gain the practical skills they need to support their own and other’s wellbeing.
• Accredited four-hour course.
• Available face to face or online for a minimum of 8-25 participants.
•Learners will gain an understanding of mental health and stigma; and the common risk factors that affect wellbeing. Including an introduction of how to maintain positive wellbeing and the key stages to having a mental health conversation.
The feeling of being together and not alone can help us open up with each other to increase race confidence and increase the accountability of individuals and workplaces to be proactively anti-racist.
This course aims to build awareness and understanding of the disparities experienced by people of Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds; and the intersectionality of race, racism and mental health so we can help reduce the barriers to taking action with anti-racism at work and in our communities.