I'm Katie, a mental health, lifestyle and relationships writer. I also write online content for small businesses, such as blogs, newsletters and social media captions. I'm soon to be a fully fledged author, with my debut book due in March 2021. I'm a freelancer, which means I have a few side hustles too! I founded From Mind To Paper, which provides mental health writing workshops to vulnerable and marginalised groups. I'm also a mental health speaker. I'm passionate about raising awareness of mental health issues, championing those living with severe mental illness and breaking down the stigma.
A few humble brags here, because where else can you hype yourself but on your own website! in 2018, I was shortlisted in the Digital Champion category at the Mind Media Awards for my blog Stumbling Mind and my online advocacy.
I've been invited to discuss mental health with the BBC; on BBC Radio 4, BBC Three and BBC stories. I've been interviewed on commercial radio stations and by Time To Change. My work focuses on severe mental illness and raising awareness of often misunderstood conditions. In my podcast, A Life Lived Vividly, I share stories of my personal experiences of psychosis.
I shared my poetry for the art installation Talk To Me, and appeared in a short film about the project.
I've built up a few years of experience as a freelance writer, and like to focus on mental health and lifestyle topics. You can take a look at recent commissions in my portfolio which includes Cosmopolitan, Vice, BBC, Metro and Happiful Magazine. I provide writing services for small businesses and have worked with private therapists and personal trainers to create unique online content. To find out more, fill out the enquiry form below.
At speaking events, I talk about my personal battle with Bipolar Disorder. I live with Bipolar 1, psychosis and anxiety. I've lived with mental illness since the age of fourteen, and speak about how I've learnt to manage these conditions and thrive personally and professionally. My aim is to use my experiences to inspire others.
Sessions can also include; how to spot the signs, how to start a conversation, and how to support someone with their mental health challenges.
❝Katie presented at the Office today and it really struck a chord with me. My son spent seven months in Afghanistan in the Parachute regiment back in 2014, fighting the Taliban, and although he came home physically unharmed, the mental scars are there. He NEVER talks about it so I make it my business to care for his well being on a weekly basis by checking in with him and getting him to come for a Sunday roast from time to time; to be fair that doesn’t take a lot of persuading 😉 Everything Katie suggested affirmed what I do to stay in touch with him and keep my son on an even keel I’m sure. It was a great presentation – thanks Katie❞
❝Katie was a great addition to our well Being Day. It was so refreshing to hear her talk frankly about her own ongoing issues. A number of employees felt compelled to open up in the session as Katie provided the ideal forum. I would not hesitate in recommending Katie and I am still reflecting on a number of points from her presentation that resonated with me personally. Katie is an ideal ambassador regarding Mental Well being!❞
Bobbie, Throgmorton UK Ltd.
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