Nationally recognised speaker on tween, teen, student and young adult mental health and wellbeing, as well as specialising in parenting and workplace wellbeing talks.

Read More

Practical and engaging solutions.

Whether I’m delivering a conference keynote, TEDx talk, participating in a panel discussion, or speaking to Sixth formers I bring my trademark enthusiasm, energy and absolute commitment to making important topics easy to engage with and accessible. I particularly love answering audience questions!

I have been described by parents, teachers, and different audience members as ‘an outstanding speaker, direct, relevant, clear and pragmatic’. A sixth former once described my talk as ‘Actually useful’!

My talks are full of top tips and practical suggestions backed by clinical evidence.

Get in Touch

Talking and event services.

Conferences for mental health awareness

I deliver thought-provoking, informative, and engaging keynotes for a wide variety of conference audiences internationally.

My most popular conference talk is ‘Student mental health; what’s happening, why it’s happening and what we can all do about it’.

I speak on topics as wide ranging as; the 21st century pressures on young people’s wellbeing, study drugs, Gen Z in the workplace, and suicide awareness.

I can also facilitate workshops and interactive sessions on similar subjects tailored to your requirement.

Get in touch to find out how I can support the young people you work with or in your organisation.

Corporate Talks & Events to improve mental health and wellness

Clients book me to speak at lunchtime meetings or panels to discuss topics as varied as; parenting in the 21st century, parenting burnout in the pandemic, workplace wellbeing, and understanding Generation Z in the workplace.

A wide variety of teams enjoy the opportunity to listen to fascinating insights into subjects that are relevant and important to their daily lives.

My talks and events can be tailored to suit your specific needs and audience.

Get in touch to see how I can help your organisation.

Pupil Talks for improving wellness

My talks to school pupils are tailored to their age group, and cover topics such as ‘Staying well in an uncertain world – wellbeing life skills and managing exam stress’ (years 7-13), and ‘Degrees of Sanity- How to leave school successfully’ (6th formers).

Having spoken to more than 10,000 pupils, I am well-versed in discussing sensitive subjects in an engaging and informative manner, bespoke to each audience.

I get excellent feedback, and tend to be invited back repeatedly once the pupils have heard me speak.

Get in touch to find out how I can support your pupils.

Teacher Talks for supporting young people

Teachers and careers advisers enjoy my UCAS conference keynotes, and the talks I offer to schools, focusing particularly on ‘The mental health of students and young people’. I reveal why young people may be struggling more, and what we can all do to help them develop the life skills they need to thrive in this new and changing world.

My talks get people thinking and talking, and help teachers to prepare their pupils for higher education and the workplace, while giving them a greater insight into what life is like for students these days.

Get in touch to see how I can help teachers better support your pupils and students.

Parent Talks to help your child’s mental wellbeing

My most popular talk for parents is ‘How to Grow a Grown Up’.

It’s an enlightening and entertaining talk about raising teenagers to thrive in the modern world. This talk is aimed primarily at parents of secondary school age children, but it will also be of interest to teachers, and those who work with young adults everywhere.

Parenting in the 21st century means navigating a very different world to the one in which we grew up. Our children are under 24/7 pressure to be ‘always on’ and their ‘best self’ and they are often less prepared for a challenging world.

Feedback from a 16 year old audience member.

“It’s so good that someone knows what world I have to live in. She speaks sense Mum.”

Get in touch for more information about my parent talks.

University Student Talks & Events to improve mental health and wellbeing

I love giving talks to students, having spent 20 years as a campus GP and spoken to more than 78,000 students to date.

I offer talks to all students on ‘Looking after your mental health at university’, as well as Welcome Week talks. I can also speak to defined groups such as medical students, postgraduate students and international students about topics relevant to their demographic’s specific mental health needs.

Get in touch to find out how I can support your students with their health and wellbeing.

University Staff Talks & Events to help improve student mental health

As a campus GP I often met up with university academic and professional services colleagues to discuss student mental health and wellbeing.

I have since developed a series of talks for university staff covering a wide variety of relevant topics, informed by my decades in frontline clinical care and national strategic roles.

Whether teams need support with ‘suicide awareness and prevention skills’, wish to better understand the current issues with student mental health, or want to understand better how to liaise with the NHS or parents, I want to help academics and staff to support students everywhere.

For more information, get in touch.

NHS Staff Talks & Events to support young people’s wellbeing

NHS teams benefit from my knowledge and expertise into young people’s experiences of life in the 21st century, covering topics such as student mental health, eating disorders, self-harm, and more.

I have spoken at RCGP national conference, and to regional and local GP organisations about student mental health, as well as to medical student GP trainers about supporting vocational students.

Find out how we can work together to improve young people’s mental health.

Dr Thompson’s session was a very informative, engaging and superbly delivered insight into the mental health problems faced by students, why they exist and how to identify the warning signals. I would strongly recommend the session to any staff involved in personal tutoring as it highlights the vital actions, we can take to help ensure the wellbeing of our students, both through effective pastoral care and ensuring that those with problems gain appropriate support.

Programme Director, Engineering

University of Bristol

Related case studies.