It’s hard to believe we’re already in the second week of 2018, but here at Talking FreELY we’re busier than ever. It’s now two weeks until our next event and it’s fair to say that we’re more than a little bit excited about this one!
On the 22nd January, Talking FreELY is going to Ely College to kickstart numerous conversations around mental health with staff and students alike. And as part of this, we are delighted to announce that mental health campaigner Natasha Devon MBE, will be coming along, and you can come and hear her talk!
Natasha is a writer, campaigner & pundit. She tours schools and colleges throughout the UK, delivering talks as well as conducting research on mental health, body image, gender and social equality. She regularly gives evidence to the Education and Health Select Committees, representing the interests of teenagers and teachers.
Natasha has co-authored several books, writes regularly for the Guardian, is a former columnist for Cosmopolitan Magazine and currently has a weekly column in the Times Educational Supplement. In 2016, the Sunday Times and Debretts named Natasha one of the 500 most influential people in Britain.
Natasha is co-founder of arts and education charity Body Gossip, a certified trainer for Mental Health First Aid England and B-eat (formerly the Eating Disorders Association). She is also a Fellow of the University of Wales: Aberystwyth and advises them, as well as other universities, on campus wellbeing. In 2015 Natasha was awarded an MBE for her services to young people.
‘A Beginner’s Guide to Being Mental: An A-Z’ by Natasha Devon will be published in May 2018, by Bluebird Books at Pan MacMillan.
If you would like to come and be part of Talking FreELY at Ely College and hear Natasha speak, doors will open to the public at 3:30pm, and Natasha is due to speak at 5pm. We look forward to seeing you there!