I am a single Mum of four adult children ,who all have partners, and I also have three grandchildren. They have all played a huge part in my journey and learning in life, and continue to do so.

I worked in a primary school as a Teaching Assistant for twenty eight years so have experienced so many aspects of children’s lives, in many areas. Over the years, it became very apparent to me that the good or poor mental health of a child affects their whole well being, and will influence their lives both at school and generally. I had the privilege of being a first aid mental health worker whilst at school.

I feel if a child can be supported from a young age to cope with their difficulties, it will impact  their future life in a positive way, helping them to develop into happy young adults who are able to achieve their full potential.