Multi-award winning GP, mental health expert, TEDx speaker, author, and educator with more than 20 years of front line clinical and strategic experience helping clients better support and understand young people’s mental health.Read More
Improving young people’s mental health and wellbeing through experience-based talks and consultancy.
I created Buzz Consulting in 2017 to share my extensive clinical and strategic health and wellbeing expertise with organisations keen to provide outstanding support and advice to young people.
With clinical expertise in young people’s mental health and wellbeing, and wide ranging strategic experience in both the Higher Education and Health sectors, sharing this experience and knowledge and therefore improving young people’s mental health is the aim of Buzz Consulting.
I work with schools and parents, universities and colleges, as well as corporate clients to educate and build confidence in supporting and understanding teen and young adult mental health.
My aim is happier, healthier, highly successful young people.Get in Touch
My experience supporting young people and their wellbeing.
I am a multi-award winning GP, national mental health expert, TEDx speaker, author and educator, with over 20 years of clinical experience, including as a police and expedition doctor, and Director of Service at the University of Bristol Students’ Health Service.
I am an independent member of the UK government’s Higher Education Mental Health Implementation Taskforce. Read more about the Higher Education Mental Health Implementation Taskforce.
I am the author of a number of wellbeing books and guides written to help support young people and those who care for them. Read more about my books here.
With Positive Planners and the Samaritans we have created The Positive Student Planner, to support any student who enjoys journalling.
I have also written for the BBC (Bitesize article) and The Sunday Times, and am a regular media commentator on young people’s mental health for the BBC’s Today programme, Sky TV, The Guardian and the Financial Times.
My pro-bono national Clinical Advisor roles have included NICE, the Royal College of GPs, the Anorexia Bulimia Care charity, and Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity. I have worked with Universities UK and the Office for Students on national committees. I was the GP member of the NICE Eating Disorders’ Guidelines Development Group 2017. I am a member of the 4MentalHealth Expert Reference Group on suicide prevention.
I am President elect of the UK Student Health Association 2024.
I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
I have been interim Chair of the UK Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education group (MWBHE) at Advance-HE, and I was a clinical advisor (pro-bono) for Beanbag Health. I have been a non-executive director of a mental health trust. I am also a school governor at Bristol Grammar School.
Additional pro-bono roles include being a member of the executive board for a UKRI project ‘Nurture U‘ – a 4 year study into what works in student mental wellbeing led by Prof Ed Watkins of Exeter University, and being a Zinc Fellow, supporting entrepreneurs who are developing innovative ways to solve the world’s health problems. I sat on the Serious Mental Health roundtable chaired by national Student Mental Health Champion Prof Edward Peck.
In the last few years I have been awarded Bristol’s Healthcare Professional of the Year and Top 100 West Women of the Year.
I am represented by Graham Maw Christie literary agency.
How I can help your organisation to improve young people’s mental health.
I deliver a variety of engaging and fascinating talks to schools, universities, and corporate clients across the UK and overseas on topics relating to young people’s mental health and wellbeing, parenting, and workplace wellbeing.Find Out More
I provide client centred, independent, specialised consultancy including
- Wellbeing service reviews, innovative solutions and recommendations including reviewing partnership working between HE and the NHS
- Strategic reviews in HE of significant incidents related to mental health or suicide
- Lead clinical advisory roles for services or projects
View some of my recent projects here, from collaborations with Oscar-Winning Aardman Animation to the University of Loughborough, Nottingham and many more.
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I was thrilled to collaborate with Oscar winning Aardman Animation on the development of ‘What’s...
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I was commissioned to write an article about teen mental health and wellbeing discussing the...
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I love giving staff training and student wellbeing talks, and I cover topics as wide...