Mind is a mental health charity. They provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem and campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
SMIRA is a UK charity which supports families with selectively mute children. They also provide information to health and education professionals involved in the upbringing of such children and young people. SMIRA gives those with SM, their parents and professionals an opportunity to feel less isolated and share ideas with others who have experienced similar problems in either home, school or treatment situations.
CoppaFeel! exists to educate and remind every young person in the UK that checking their boobs isn’t only fun, it could save their life. We are the first breast cancer charity in the UK to create awareness amongst young people, with the aim of instilling a new healthy habit that could one day save their life.
Susanna Abse is a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist and CEO of Tavistock Relationships. Before training as a psychotherapist she taught troubled adolescents. She has published a range of practice papers and articles on work with couples and family policy and lectures and teaches on related subjects. She also has a small private practice working with both couples and individuals.
David Adam is an editor at the science journal Nature and author of The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought.
Nicole Addis is a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist who works in Newcastle upon Tyne. Nicole offers both solution focused short-term therapy and long-term therapy to individuals, couples and groups and has a special interest in working with trauma.
Azi Ahmed is the author of Worlds Apart: Muslim Girl with the SAS. She tweets @aziahmed1
Decca Aitkenhead is a prize-winning interviewer with The Guardian. Following the death by drowning of her partner Tony Wilkinson, she wrote the memoir All At Sea
Emine Ali Rushton is Beauty and Wellbeing Director at Psychologies magazine and author of The Body Balance Diet Plan. www.balanceplan.co.uk
Polly Allen is a freelance lifestyle and arts journalist and travel blogger, based in Sussex. Her recommended reads for depression sufferers include Ruby Wax's Sane New World and Sally Brampton's Shoot the Damn Dog; she thinks the novels of Graham Greene should be available on prescription.
Wendy Ann Greenhalgh is a Brighton-based artist, writer and teacher of creative mindfulness. She teaches workshops, courses and retreats on mindfulness, drawing and creativity, and is a regular attendee at meditative retreats.
Dr. Terri Apter is a psychologist, writer and Senior Tutor at Newnham College, Cambridge. Her books include Altered Loves, The Confident Child and Difficult Mothers.
Dr Megan Arroll is a chartered psychologist and scientist, and director of Simply Research Ltd. Megan is also a member of the Chronic Illness Research Team and a Research Fellow at the University of East London. Her books include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What you need to know about CFS/ME and Invisible Illness: Coping with misunderstood conditions, co-authored with Prof. Christine Dancey.
Estanislao Bachrach has a PhD in Molecular Biology, is a Professor of leadership and innovation and has also founded an international consultancy on creativity and innovation.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is an association which sets and maintains the standards of the profession. They provide training for counsellors and psychotherapists and also aim to inform the public about the benefits of counselling and psychotherapy.
Christine Bailey is an award winning qualified functional nutritionist, chef and food & health consultant. Previously awarded Coeliac Chef of the Year she is well known for her inspirational recipes and nutrition expertise. A member of the Guild of Health Writers, she writes for numerous health, food and fitness magazines and is the author of The Gut Health Diet, Supercharged Green Juices & Smoothie Diet, Functional Nutrition Cookbook and Eat to Get Younger among others. She has been involved in the health industry for over 18 years and is one of the most respected nutritional experts in the UK focused on evidence based Functional Medicine.
Aaron Balick is a UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist. He offers psychotherapy in Clerkenwell, London. He is the author of 'The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: Connected up instantaneous culture and the self', a book which draws together his research into applying psychological thinking to social media and technology. You can also catch him on BBC Radio 1, where is he the resident psychotherapist on 'The Surgery with Aled'.
Jadwiga Ball is the CEO of Clifton Children's Society (CCS) Adoption, a service based in Bristol dedicated to keeping brothers and sisters together. Ofsted rates CCS as Outstanding; to find out more visit www.ccsadoption.org or call 0117 9350005.
Faith Barker studied Arabic and Spanish and is now doing classical singing. She can be found on Twitter @faithbalebarker.
Michèle Bartlett is a UKCP Registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and Child Psychotherapist. She is currently Chair of the UKCP Faculty for the Psychological Health of Children. michelebartlett.co.uk; UKCP Children's Faculty @allabouthechild
Geraldine Bedell is a journalist, author and entrepreneur. She was a staff writer and critic for the Observer, has written several novels and a memoir, The Handmade House. She was the founding editor of Gransnet and is now CEO of Family Innovation Zone where she wrote a report on mothers as a force for social change, Mothers of Innovation. @GeraldineBedell
Lucy Beresford is a psychotherapist, writer and broadcaster. She is the agony aunt for Healthy magazine and 'radio shrink' for BBC London.
Ben Bernstein, Ph.D. is an award-winning educator and clinical psychologist. He has taught at every level of the educational system. He coaches individuals in high stress/high performance jobs including professional athletes, actors, opera singers, attorneys, medical professionals, and many others to achieve improved results. He resides in Oakland, California.
Anna Black is author of 'The Little Pocket Book of Mindfuless', published by CICO books.
Linda Blair is a Chartered clinical psychologist, Chartered scientist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. A journalist, lecturer and broadcaster, her latest book is The Key to Calm.
Kathrin Bohm is a German artist now living in London. She is a founding member of the London-based art and architecture collective Public Works, and the pan-European artist initiative Myvillages.
The Wellcome Book Prize is an annual award, open to new works of fiction or nonfiction. To be eligible for entry, a book should have a central theme that engages with some aspect of medicine, health or illness. This can cover many genres of writing – including crime, romance, popular science, sci fi and history.
At some point, medicine touches all our lives. Books that find stories in those brushes with medicine are ones that add new meaning to what it means to be human. The subjects these books grapple with might include birth and beginnings, illness and loss, pain, memory, and identity. In keeping with its vision and goals, the Wellcome Book Prize aims to excite public interest and encourage debate around these topics.
Sally Brampton is a writer and journalist, who formerly edited Elle and Red. Her book Shoot The Damn Dog, an account of her depression, was published in 2008 .
Joanna Briscoe is a London based novelist and writer.
Leanne Brookes is a writer and lyricist with an educational background in music and fashion. She is currently studying counselling and has a personal journey blog dedicated to achieving positive mental wellbeing, theitchinside.com. All music and written work can be found on leannejaybrookes.com and you can follow her at @LJBWrites
During 8 years teaching yoga, Sweaty Betty ambassador Gerry Broom has always looked to integrate a love of the water and the outdoors into her practice. She is one of the first teachers in the UK to bring the practice of yoga onto stand up paddle boards (SUP) and runs approved instructor training courses and regular sessions at Hove Lagoon in Sussex.
James Brown is a British journalist and editor. In 1994, he launched Loaded and went on to be editor for GQ Magazine. In 2010 he launched the website Sabotage Times.
Nick Brown is a psychology researcher and coach based in Strasbourg, France. He holds an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and is currently enrolled on an MA course in Existential Coaching at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London. www.meta-systems.eu @sTeamTraen
Julia Bueno is a UKCP registered psychotherapist who has a particular interest in working with anxiety and depression as well as with women who have struggled with fertility or suffered a loss during pregnancy.
Bupa UK proudly supports four million customers across the country with their health, care and wellbeing needs.
Oliver Burkeman is a US-based journalist and author. He writes This Column Will Change Your LIfe for Weekend Guardian
Following the completion of a degree in biochemistry, Elizabeth trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London and more recently completed her Masters degree in Nutritional Medicine at the University of Surrey. For the last 15 years Elizabeth has worked as a nutritional therapist specialising in cancer care. Her passion is helping people to recognise the power they hold over their own health and happiness and her company, Body Soul Nutrition (www.bodysoulnutrition.co.uk) assists those with cancer find a sense of nourishment on every level of their being – body, mind and soul.
John C. Parkin is author of the bestselling F**k It books, available in 24 languages, and has a rapidly growing 650,000 followers on Facebook. He lives by the sea in Italy with his family, teaching his F**k It philosophy to people around the world and generally Doing What He Loves.
Dr Caldwell is a world expert practitioner with 45 years' experience working with people with autism. She is author of The Anger Box - which brings together a wide field of research into the experience of sensory turmoil and pain, together with powerful first-hand accounts of sensory dysfunction experienced by those with autism. www.phoebecaldwell.co.uk
Integrated fertility expert and acupuncturist Emma Cannon is founder of The Fertility Rooms in Chelsea, and author of three books including Total Fertility, published in 2013. www.emmacannon.co.uk
Marina Cantacuzino is the founder of The Forgiveness Project charity which launched in 2004 with The F Word exhibition. The charity uses storytelling and narrative learning techniques to explore concepts of forgiveness and reconciliation through the lived experiences of victims and perpetrators of crime and violence. www.theforgivenessproject.com
Kate Carne discovered meditation in 1975. Rather by accident, she found that it lifted her out of depression. She trained for many years with Zen Master Hogen Daido Yamahata, both in the UK and in Japan, and has also trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn. Having worked in complementary health, she decided that the best way to lessen people’s suffering is to teach them how to practise mindfulness. She has an MA in Mindfulness Training, and has been teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Oxford since 2004. Until recently, she also worked for the Prison Phoenix Trust, teaching yoga and meditation in prisons all over the UK.
Brigid Chunn is a registered nutritionist with a BSc and post-grad diploma in Human Nutrition. She is currently working in a private clinic focusing on weight loss and is a contributor to The Healthy Food Guide magazine. She is also a qualified yoga teacher.
Louise Chunn is a prize-winning journalist and former editor of a number of magazines, including Psychologies, Good Housekeeping and InStyle. She is the founder of Welldoing Ltd.
Christian Coates is the founder of Soulmatefood. www.soulmatefood.com
Kate wears three hats; she specialises in massage for women’s health, runs online courses for therapists who want to turn their passion into a successful business, and leads Love Your Belly workshops for women’s health.
David Cohen read psychology and philosophy and got his Ph.D studying what makes children laugh. His 30 books include Psychologists on Psychology (interviews with great psychologists), and biographies of Carl Rogers and John B Watson. His latest books include The Escape of Sigmund Freud, Freud on Coke and Bringing Them Up Royal.
The College of Podiatry is an independent charity dedicated to foot health research, education and public awareness. It works closely with the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists – the professional body for the UK’s registered chiropodists and podiatrists. In short, they’re the UK’s experts for everything and anything to do with feet. Podiatry is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and other disorders of the feet and associated structures.
Leanne Cooper is the Director of Cadence Health and Food Coaching Courses. Leanne is a registered nutritionist, mother of two very active boys and author of Change the Way You Eat; The psychology of food.
Vicki Copperwaite is a BACP registered integrative therapist working in Leeds. She works with clients with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, sexual abuse, domestic violence and addiction.
Marion Coutts is an artist and writer. She wrote the introduction to Tom Lubbock's memoir Until Further Notice, I am Alive. She is a Lecturer in Art at Goldsmiths College.
Sue Cowan-Jenssen is an Integrative EMDR psychotherapist working in London. She has a particular interest in the impact of competitive culture on the self. She also has specialised training working with trauma and bereavement.
Ros Coward has worked for many years as a freelance journalist, contributing to several national newspapers and magazines . She was a regular columnist for the Guardian. She is the author of, amongst other books, Female Desire, Our Treacherous Hearts, and, most recently, Speaking Personally: the Rise of Subjective and Personal Journalism.
Jayne Cox works in private practice as an eating disorder therapist and specialist women's coach. She supports women's development in all areas of their lives and provides mood management workshops in a holistic setting. www.jaynemcox.com
Mark Cropley is a Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Surrey and a global expert in how people unwind and recover from work. He organised the first ever international academic conferences on recovery from work, and has consulted on this topic across major corporations, the Metropolitan Police, the NHS and various primary and secondary schools. His work has attracted widespread attention across the media.
Josephine Cropper is a UKCP registered therapist who works in Manchester. She also works as a mediator, helping to resolve issues in the workplace and domestically.
Lee Crutchley is an illustrator and designer, and author of The Art of Getting Started. How to be Happy (or at least less sad) is his new book.
Helen is a yoga instructor with 8 years experience. She regularly attends Jivamukti Yoga London.
Katie Dalebout is a millennial blogger and podcast host, whose writing, videos and podcasts guide people to sift through the thoughts clouding their minds. Katie is on a mission to share powerful journaling tools to help others embrace their creativity, reconnect to their authentic personality and surrender to true self-acceptance.. www.katiedalebout.com
Emma Dally has worked in book and magazine publishing for over thirty years. She has written for most of the national newspapers and is the author of several books including three novels and a family memoir.
Manja De Neef is a cognitive behavioural therapist in private practice and supervisor at the Dutch Association of Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Therapy. She specialises in the treatment of low self-esteem of clients with serious anxiety or mood problems. Manja has written self-help books about low self-esteem, compulsion and phobias and an e-health programme for tackling low self-esteem.
Vincent Deary is a health psychologist at Northumbria University. His first book, How We Are, is part one of the How to Live trilogy, and will be followed by How We Break and How We Mend.
Monika Dedus is a psychosexual and relationship psychotherapist. Her areas of expertise include male and female sexual difficulties, infidelity, infertility and relationship and communication difficulties.
George Dieter is a psychologist and coach. He is currently the principal psychologist at a private practice specialising in relationship, child and adolescent counselling. George has presented papers at national and international conferences. He is based on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia.
Marika lives in Kent with her high school sweetheart George. They have two children, Katerina and Gregory.
Laura Dodsworth is a photographer and creator of Bare Reality http://www.barereality.net
Graham Doke is a co-founder and director of Anamaya, and is also the principal architect of the Anamaya Meditation App. Graham left a successful career as a city lawyer and investment banker in 1997 and now specialises in mind/body interface, with bodywork and meditation.
Graham Doke, is the co-founder and director of Anamaya and creator of the Anamaya Meditation App and the new Anamaya for School app. Graham is a mindfulness practitioner with 17 years experience, having previously been an investment banker in the city, so is well aware of the pressures of everyday life.
Graham believes that through effective mind training, we can gain understanding of our thoughts and emotions, of how they arise, and how, when understood, they can cease to afflict us.
Deborah became a freelance journalist after working as a housepainter and aerobics instructor. In 2008, she and her husband turned their large rambling home in Devon into a writers' and artists' retreat. www.retreatsforyou.co.uk
Stand Down is a new, independent military charity which provides online psychological help and support to active duty personnel and their families, as well as to veterans, who suffer from any mental health condition, directly or indirectly, as a result of military service.
The online service is confidential and offers immediate low-level intervention and vital trauma support to its users, from qualified, regulated and highly experienced mental health practitioners. Stand Down encourages those who are reluctant or unable to access therapy easily, such as the physically injured, those with young families and active duty personnel reluctant to approach their employer, to seek help.
Registered Charity No. 1161341
Charlotte Du Cann is a freelance writer, editor and community activist. She is editor of Transition Free Press and art editor of The Dark Mountain Project. Her book, 52 Flowers That Shook My World – A Radical Return to Earth is published by Two Ravens Press. www.charlotteducann.blogspot.com
Nick Duerden is a writer and freelance arts journalist, and has contributed to The Independent, The Guardian, The Sunday Times Magazine and Esquire. He is the author of The Reluctant Fathers' Club. email@example.com; @Nick_Duerden
Nick Duffell is a psychotherapy trainer and psycho-historian and author of The Making of Them: The British Attitude to Children and the Boarding School System, and Wounded Leaders: British Elitism and the Entitlement Illusion - a Psychohistory (2014. He is co-founder of The Centre for Gender Psychology.
Sharon Dunscombe is a creative bibliotherapist who runs Tales for Tea.
Tara Economakis is a UKCP registered counsellor who is dedicated to helping her clients develop insight and find ways to cope with everyday stress.
Vicky Edgson is a practising nutritional therapist and author whose books include Honestly Healthy and Honestly Healthy for Life. She is the co-founder of The Food Doctor and co-author of Gut Gastronomy with Adam Palmer.
Maggie Eyre has trained thousands of speakers in countries all over the world, in her role as the director of her niche media training company Fresh Eyre. Her work has been recognised in Time Magazine and in the international media. While one of her most notable success stories is former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark (now Administrator of the United Nations Development programme), her clients range from academics to corporate CEOs; and from high performance athletes, to professionals in a wide range of industries. She has a strong sense of social justice, donating countless hours to help people find their voice, from the socially anxious to those whose family members have been victims of hostage situations.
Muna Fadhil is a journalist with a degree in sociology from the Lebanese University in Beirut. She has experience in developing and running projects aimed at offering psycho-social support to refugees and migrants. @muna0808
Model turned nutritionist and naturopath Rosemary Ferguson, firmly believes (as a working mum and one of the new health-food champions), that juices and smoothies are the simplest way to boost the intake of nutrients into your diet.
Kate Figes is a novelist, columnist and a qualified family mediator. She is the author of several non-fiction books such as Because of Her Sex: the Myth of Equal Opportunity for Women, Life After Birth, The Terrible Teens and The Big Fat Bitch Book.
Dr Stephanie Fitzgerald is a Clinical Psychologist and BABCP- accredited CBT Therapist. She has specialised in treating anxiety disorders, and particularly OCD, for over 10 years and works using a practical and holistic approach to therapy.
Fixers is a national charity which helps young people aged 16 - 25 to campaign on any issues that matters to them through media such as film, posters and websites.
Mark Forsyth is a writer whose work concerns the meaning and etymology of English words. He is the author of best-selling books The Etymologicon, The Horologicon, and The Elements of Eloquence, as well as being known for his blog The Inky Fool.
Giovanna Forte is co-founder of Face to a Name. She is also CEO of Forte Medical. www.facebook.com/facetoaname
Andres Fossas is a mindfulness practitioner, writer, and aspiring instructor. He learned mindfulness meditation in northern Thailand and has attended silent retreats ranging in length from three days to three months. Andres studied psychology at Harvard University and recently contributed to a large research project on the value of spirituality in the 21st century.
Gráinne Foster is a Dublin-born, HCPC-registered music therapist and professional musician based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She works both at Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Scotland and on a freelance basis.
Anna Foster presents Drive on BBC Radio 5 Live, and in nearly 15 years with the BBC has reported on news and sport both across the UK and around the world. In the last year alone she's travelled to Sierra Leone to tell the story of Ebola survivors, covered the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels and explored the refugee crisis in Germany. Born in South Shields, she lives in Yorkshire and works in Salford.
Greg Fricchione, MD is a neuropsychiatrist specialising in psychosomatic medicine. He is Associate Chief of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Psychiatry and Medicine as well as the Pierce Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He is also the Director of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH. It is here that he has been focused on research into the health effects of stress and of resilience and the importance of this knowledge for both personal health and community wellbeing. Dr. Fricchione is also a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Marina Gask is a specialist journalist with a strong interest in well-being. She has been editor of Top Sante, More and Sugar, and visiting tutor at Goldsmiths and London Metropolitan universities.
Nanette Gibb is an experienced HR consultant who has worked at board level over a number of different industries.
Dale Gibson has many years of care work experience, both in his native Australia and here in the UK. He currently works as a learning support assistant at a school for children with multi-sensory impairment in London.
Tina Gilbertson is a therapist who has written for Spirituality & Health, Gaiam Life and Family Circle; she's also a blogger for Psychology Today and a workshop leader. Her book Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them is out now. www.TinaGilbertson.com
Naomi Gilchrist, 22, from Grimsby, is studying a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at the Online College of Art and Design. She is the editor of Inside and Out of My Mind, a booklet featuring artwork, poetry and literature inspired by her own battle with anorexia and depression.
Emma Brooke is an integrative counsellor, ashtanga yogi, mindfulness and meditation junkie and student and teacher of A Course in Miracles. She works online and offline from her homebase in the beautiful countryside of North Wales to help her clients move from fear to love, accessing the deep-seated peacefulness of knowing they’re OK, exactly as they are right now, and can handle whatever life experiences come up along the way. You can view her profile and contact her here.
Elisha Goldstein is a psychologist and author of Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression through Mindfulness and Self-Compassion. www.elishagoldstein.com
David Goose is Managing Director at horticultural specialist Mantis
Caroline Goyder is a speaker, author and presentation coach, the founder of www.gravitasmethod.com, short audio MP3 downloads which provide access to gold-standard gravitas and influence training. Caroline also worked for many years as a voice coach at Central School of Speech and Drama; her new book Gravitas: Communicate with Confidence, Influence and Authority is published by Vermilion.
Dr Gill Green is CEO co-founder of STORM Skills Training CIC. @storm_cic
Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky are clinical psychologists and authors based in California.
Lucy Greeves is a writer and yoga teacher with a special interest in how yoga and meditation can help us find calmer and more creative ways to harness our mental energy. She leads retreats on behalf of the Arvon Foundation, as well as yoga classes and workshops in East London. http://www.yogaforbusyminds.com
Green Gyms are free outdoor sessions where you will be guided in practical activities such as planting trees, sowing meadows and establishing wildlife ponds.Unlike other conservation projects, the emphasis is very much on health and fitness - volunteers warm up and cool down in preparation for a range of light to vigorous activities to suit all abilities.
Thorbjörg Hafsteinsdóttir has 23 years' experience in nutrition therapy as a trained nurse and nutrition coach. She is an expert in lifestyle changes, specialising in anti-ageing, and lives in Denmark and Iceland.
Matt Haig is a journalist and novelist. He wrote Reasons to Stay Alive about his journey with depression and anxiety.
Rin Hamburgh is a freelance journalist specialising in psychology and wellbeing. Read her blog at www.rin-hamburgh.co.uk.
Kerry Hannon is a columnist for The New York Times, a writer for Money magazine and contributing editor at Forbes magazine. She is the author of What's Next Finding Your Passion and Your Dream Job in Your Forties, Fifties and Beyond and Love Your Job: The New Rules for Career Happiness.
Dr Rick Hanson is an American neuropsychologist and best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness and Buddha's Brain. He is the founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and he has taught in meditation centres worldwide.
Leah Hardy is a health and beauty journalist and former editor of UK Cosmopolitan. She has written for most national newspapers including the Daily Mail, The Times and The Sunday Times.
Bridget Hargreave is the author of Fine not Fine, published by Free Association Books, in which she charts her own experience with postnatal depression. When she isn't writing and researching, Bridget Hargreave is a freelance communications consultant specialising in working with charities. She lives and works in southeast London with her husband and two sons.
Rebecca Harris is UKCP registered therapist who specialises in working with families and couples affected by their own or another's addiction. She is a Director of the London Family Therapy Partnership in Harley Street.
Gill Hasson is a teacher, trainer and writer. She has 20 years experience in the area of personal development. She is the author of 'Mindfulness: Be Mindful. Live in the Moment' and 'How To Deal with Difficult People'.
Daska Hatton teaches The Alexander Technique and has written a book titled “How the Alexander Technique Saved My Life”. She is also a trained Cranio-Social Therapist.
Dr Petra Hawker is a counsellor who specialises in stress management and relationships, practising in Warwick and Harley Street. www.petrahawker.co.uk
Margaret Heffernan is an award-winning chief executive and author of Wilful Blindness and A Bigger Prize.
Having opened the French House in London's Soho with husband Fergus Henderson, New Zealand native Margot Henderson is now joint head chef of East London's Rochelle Canteen. Her book, You're All Invited: Margot's Recipes for Entertaining, a warm, generous and free-spirited cook-book, was published in 2013 by Figtree.
Jess Henley is a beauty editor currently retraining as an integrative psychotherapist.
Jessica Hepburn is the Director of Fertility Fest 2016. For 10 years, until October 2015, she was executive director of the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. During her tenure she also wrote the Amazon-bestselling book The Pursuit of Motherhood and has subsequently become a leading commentator and campaigner on fertility, infertility and IVF including acting as a trustee for the national charity Infertility Network UK and a columnist for the country’s leading fertility magazine Fertility Road.
Debbie Hicks is Director of Research at The Reading Agency
Julia Hobsbawm is Hon Visiting Professor in Networking at Cass Business School and founder of knowledge networking business Editorial Intelligence.
Jackee Holder has a Masters degree in creative writing and personal development from Sussex University, and is a trainer and workshop facilitator. She is the author of four books including 49 Ways To Write Yourself Well and Be Your Own Best Life Coach.
http://www.jackeeholder.com Twitter: @jackeeholder
Ryan Holiday dropped out of university, became American Apparel's marketing director at age 24, and is the author of Growth Hacker Marketing and the NY Times bestseller Trust Me, I'm Lying. He attributes his success to the influence of the ancient philosophy of Stoicism.
Former fashion model and wife of the former leader of the Tory opposition, Sandra Howard, has written five best-selling novels. She is also a Trustee of the drug rehabilitation charity Addaction and Vice-President of Youth Epilepsy.
Dr Cate Howell is a medical practitioner, therapist, author and educator. She has authored two books including Release your worries: a guide to letting go of stress and anxiety www.drcatehowell.com.au
Natasha Hughes is a digital marketer by profession. She has a keen personal interest in nutrition, wellness and writing. She is currently exploring these interests and discovering new ones in the pursuit of a happy and fulfilled mind. @NatashaPlewka
As a leading Registered Nutritonal Therapist (BSc, mBANT, CNHC) Jeannete is a regular BBC commentator and works with individuals and groups to transform health through diet in the UK and on her Gut Retreats abroad. Her approach focusses on the gut to improve, weight, skin, mood, and boost wellbeing. Backed up by the latest in scientfc research, Jeannete is at the forefront of her feld in developing an accessible way to rebuild the microbiome, the bacteria living in the human gut - which is key to every single aspect of our health. She is currently collaboratng with the psychology department of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London on research into the gut-brain connecton.
Michael E. Hyland is fellow of the British Psychological Society and a chartered health psychologist. He is Professor of Health Psychology at Plymouth University. He is the author of Stress: All That Matters, published by John Murray Learning.
Join In is a registered charity that helps UK grassroots sports clubs attract more supporters and volunteers from their local communities. They do this by matching people to fun, interesting and rewarding volunteering opportunities at clubs in their area.
Born in Liverpool in 1934, Joan went from acting in the British Repertory Theatre in the 1950s to the BBC in a secretarial and broadcasting capacity. In the early 1960s, a depressive mental illness lasted for three years. Later, Joan qualified as a psychiatric nurse and therapist.
Sam Jacob is a founder member of the London architecture practice FAT
Alexandra Jamieson is an author, functional nutrition and cleanse coach, professionally trained healthy gourmet chef, and “cravings whisperer”. Alex was the co-star and co-creator of the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me and the The Great American Detox Diet. She has a new book called Women, Food & Desire.
Paulina Jawor was born in Poland not that long ago. About 10 years ago Paulina came to UK for summer holidays and stayed here ever since. She is currently studying towards her MA in Applied Imagination at Central St Martins, and is the founder of Anxieteehee Comedy Festival.
Liz Jeffries is a counsellor trained in transational analysis based in Manchester. She has worked with clients with depression, anxiety, migraines and chronic pain, alongside many more.
Meg John Barker is a writer, therapist, and activist-academic at the Open University. Meg John has been studying relationships for over a decade and has published numerous academic books and papers on the subject, as well as writing their own relationship self-help books and blogs, and working as a sex and relationship therapist. Meg John also regularly speaks on these topics in the media, including a popular TED talk and being featured in the Independent on Sunday Rainbow List.
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Caroline Jones was born in Ethiopia and spent most of her childhood in East Africa. She read French and Spanish at Oxford University and went on to make documentaries for the BBC. Now aged 41, she is married with two children.
Caroline Jones was born in Ethiopia and spent most of her childhood in East Africa. She read French and Spanish at Oxford University and went on to make documentaries for the BBC. Now aged 41, she is happily married with two children.
Professor Brett Kahr is Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health ant the Centre for Child Mental Health in London. He is also a Visiting Clinician and Visiting Lecturer at Tavistock Relationships, and runs the psychotherapy services at The School of Life.
Hannah Kara is a Religious Studies student who hopes to become a teacher. @hkara123
Anne Karpf is an academic and journalist. She is currently Reader in Professional Writing and Cultural Inquiry at London Metropolitan University.
Karunavira studied Mindfulness Based Approaches and now teaches on the Masters course at Bangor University (School of Psychology) and trains mindfulness teachers for the local NHS trust.
He has a Fd Sc in Person Centred Counselling and works part-time within the NHS with parents of children who have newly diagnosed complex needs.
Rachel Kelly is a former journalist whose book 'Black Rainbow', on how poetry helped her overcome depression, is published by Hodder & Stoughton. The Black Rainbow app is available on the Apple App Store for £1.49. All author proceeds are going to SANE and United Response. @rache_Kelly www.black-rainbow.co.uk
Anna Kessel is a sports writer for the Guardian and the Observer. She is also the co-founder and chair of Women in Football. @anna_kessel
Gerad Kite is an Acupuncture Master (AcM) with more than 25 years of clinical experience and a recognised leader in the field of infertility. In 1993 he started the first NHS acupuncture service at Kings College Hospital. At the Kite Clinic, he leads a large team of practitioners performing over 10,000 treatments a year. He is a senior teacher of Worsley Five-Element acupuncture and trains apprentices at his residential training centre in the South of France.
Roman Krznaric is a founding faculty member of The School of Life. His new book is Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution (Rider Books) www.romankrznaric.com
Persia and Joey met while studying acting at Drama Centre London. Having been caught in a cycle of self-destructive behaviour and come out the other side, in 2012 they set up Addictive Daughter – an alternative, positive online space offering honest life advice. Through their humorous, practical and relatable approach, they’re determined to remove the stigma of self-help and spirituality and make it accessible to their generation.
Tim Leberecht is author of 'The Business Romantic' and chief marketing officer at a global design and architecture firm. He is the founder of Design Mind magazine.
Tara Lee has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and has been teaching for 12 years. Tara currently teaches 'Pregnancy Yoga', 'Mother and Baby Yoga' and 'Vinyasa Flow Yoga' at The Life Centre, Notting Hill Gate in London.
Elaine Leonard is the clinical lead at a counselling & family centre charity in Trafford.
Catherine Lepage was born in Quebec City in 1973. She studied Graphic Design at cegep de Sainte-Foy and then illustration at École supérieure des arts décoratifs in Strasbourg, France. She worked for several years as an art director for advertising agencies, both in Quebec City and Montreal where she lives now. Co-founder of the creative design studio Ping Pong Ping, she now spends her time creating images for others, and sometimes for herself.
Claudine Levy works in digital marketing and communications at the Institute of Art and Ideas, and is food editor at About Time Magazine. She was previously editorial assistant at welldoing.org @claudine_levy
The Life Delight is a health and well being company run by health expert Claire Rother, dedicated to helping others live a happier, healthier and more radiant life. They offer a range of services including gluten-free/sugar-free/dairy-free workshops, wellbeing retreats and corporate wellbeing days. The Life Delight is also an online resource filled with recipes together with delightful nuggets of knowledge.
Coach Lyds offers exclusive bespoke life coaching sessions for select clients. Visit coachlyds.com or @CoachLyds on Twitter.
Peter MacRae is a consultant psychiatrist working for the NHS in London. He has special interests in the arts and technology and is co-founder of ArtsWellbeing.Community.
Life coach and journalist, Joanne Mallon is the author of Toddlers – An Instruction Manual and How to Overcome Fear of Driving. She's also the founder of MediawomenUK, the first online networking group for women in media and KidsBlogClub.com, for children who blog.
Dr Sandi Mann is a Senior Psychology Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. She is an experienced workplace consultant, has her own private clinic and is the author of several psychology books. She blogs for the Huffington Post and is a columnist for Counselling at Work Journal
Lucy Marcovitch is an education consultant and writer. She has written for print publications and for a range of blogs and websites. She has also published two picture books for young children and a guide to reading in the early years for parents. Her blog about writing and literature for children and young adults is www.lucymarcovitch.wordpress.com.
Helen McCarthy is a BPS registered counsellor who works in Bristol and London. She specialises in working with people with eating disorders and problems relating to food and body image. She developed 'Positively Hungry', a system to aid with weight loss which involves lifestyle changes, not dieting. She is also an accredited EMDR practitioner.
Dr Jane McCartney is a registered psychologist and therapist specialising in overeating issues. She works in the NHS as well as in private practice. She is regularly featured in the press and on TV
Dr. Jane McGregor is a lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science at Nottingham University. Her research and teaching area is addiction treatment and policy. With Tim McGregor she is the author of The Empathy Trap.
Sarah McGuinness is an integrative, humanistic therapist who works in London. She has previously worked for the Samaritans and Mind. She runs a group for people dealing with chronic illness at the Central Middlesex Hospital.
Alice McGurran is content manager at welldoing.org. She can be found music writing for Gigwise and tweeting at @AliceMcGurran.
Evija Melberga is a psychosynthesis therapist who works in London. She has experience working and living within a variety of cultures and is interested in the impact of our environment on our mental and emotional wellbeing.
Bea Mitchell is a freelance writer and sub-editor. She has OCD and wants to write about OCD to help people understand the disease better and stop diminishing it.
Saff Mitten is an integrative counsellor. As an integrative counsellor her approach includes many therapeutic techniques and can tailor to the client's specific needs. She has experience working with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem and problems at work.
Vicky Mould is a person-centred counsellor based in Hampshire. She is experienced in working with bereavement, becoming or being disabled, chronic illness and life-limiting illness, depression, anxiety, abuse, relationship issues and self-esteem issues. You can make contact with her here
Christina Moutsou is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She is interested in existential philosophy and phenomenology.
Laura Mulligan is mother to two girls, Niamh and Annie.
Kym Nelson is a writer based in Antwerp, Belgium. She also teaches yoga, and along with Julia Green (a former prison officer), are devising workshops, which merge writing and yoga together. The concept is that through yoga you find your breath, and through writing you give your breath voice. They will also be launching lunch-time mindful sessions for office workers. For more information: kymnelsonportfolio.wix.com/
Angela Neustatter is a journalist and author. She has written for newspapers, including The Guardian and Independent, on a number of topics, and her latest book is The Year I Turn ... A Quirky A-Z of Ageing.
Camilla Nicholls is a BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist based in London. She has experience working with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress and trauma and offers both long and short-term therapy.
Henrietta Norton is a BANT-registered nutritional therapist. Head of Nutrition at Grace Belgravia, she is also founder of food-state brand Wild Nutrition. www.wildnutrition.com, www.henriettanorton.com
Fergus O'Connell is a leading authority on project management. He runs influential company ETP and invented project management method Structured Project Management. He is the author of Stuff I Wish I'd Known When I Started Working, recently published by Capstone.
Seamus O'Mahony is a consultant gastroenterologist at Cork University Hospital. He is associate editor for Medical Humanities of the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and is a regular contributor to the Dublin Review of Books.
Dr Suzanne O'Sullivan is a consultant neurologist and author of 'It's All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness', which has been shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2016.
Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) is the national charity helping people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the life they choose. Action on Hearing Loss enables them to take control of their lives and remove the barriers in their way, giving people support and care, developing technology and treatments, and campaigning for equality.
Maya Oppenheim is a freelance journalist who is currently doing a masters in journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London. @MayaOppenheim
Judith Orloff MD is a psychiatrist, intuitive healer, and author. Her latest book is The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life.
Jacqueline Palmer is a UKCP registered counsellor who works with clients with a range of difficulties, including issues around intimacy and sexuality, depression, managing the menopause and coping with major life changes. She has a background in film and photography and runs workshops which explore the experience of being seen by others.
Michael Parker is the founder of PitchCoach.co.uk and author of 'It's Not What You Say, It's The Way You Say It' (Vermilion)
Stuart Passmore is a psychologist who specialises in parenting children with behavioural disorders and non-compliant behaviour.
John-Paul Flintoff is an author, broadcaster and journalist based in London. He is also a member of the faculty of The School of Life.
Maddy Paxman currently teaches the Alexander Technique and has previously worked as a women's health counsellor. The Great Below is her first book and is the memoir of the untimely death of her husband Michael Donaghy. She is currently working on another memoir about the effects of her grandfather's experiences during WWI on the relationships within her family and how these issues are mirrored in society as a whole.
Patricia Pearson is a journalist, TED speaker, novelist and humourist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Business Week. She is based in Toronto.
Philippa Perry is a psychotherapist (non-practising) and a writer. Her book Couch Fiction is a graphic novel that aims to demystify psychotherapy and her second book, How To Stay Sane, is part of a School of Life Series. She is Red Magazine's Agony Aunt.
Karen J Pine PhD is currently Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. As co-founder of the Do Something Different approach to behavioural change Karen has published a number of popular books, including The No Diet Diet, Love Not Smoking, Sheconomics, and Flex: Do Something Different. Her latest book on the psychology of fashion is called Mind What You Wear and is published by Amazon. Karen's own website is http://www.karenpine.com
Susan Pinker is a Canadian psychologist, journalist and broadcaster. She is the author of The Village Effect.
Tamar Posner is a counsellor who specialises in working with older people, individually and in groups. She is the founder of Silver Circle, a therapeutic support network for older people who may be struggling with changes later in life or feeling socially isolated.
Susan Quilliam is a relationship coach who offers specialist coaching to individuals and couples who are looking to have the best relationship they can have. She has authored many books, including a rewriting of the classic manual 'The Joy of Sex'. She works in Cambridge and London.
Owen Redahan is a BACP accredited therapist and also a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction. He specialises in helping those who are addicted to sex, who struggle with their sexuality or have low self-esteem issues. He works in East London. You can view his profile and make contact here
Heather Redington is a UKCP registered therapist who has a special interest in helping people build satisfying, authentic relationships with others. She has 20 years experience working as a family therapist in the NHS and in her private practice. She works in Swindon.
Dr Richard Chambers is a clinical psychologist in private practice and an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness. He consults to a growing number of educational institutions, businesses and organizations, is a developer of the Smiling Mind app, and co-author of Mindful Learning.
Margie Ulbrick is a collaborative family lawyer, relationship counsellor, psychotherapist and writer, who makes extensive use of mindfulness skills in her work with couples, individuals and families.
Dr Richard Wood is co-founder and chairman of Bioepic Ltd., the world’s first company to combine food and drink supplements with health tracker apps. He has spent his career in the pharmaceutical industry, with the last 10 years focused in the field of phytochemical research, particularly the vascular benefits of the flavanols found in over 500 plant foods. Richard was recently a member of European Health Claims working group BACCHUS, which has laid the detailed guidelines for securing EU food-related health claims.
Frederika is a professional speaker, certified Laughter Yoga Leader and Co-Founder of the ‘RWS | Resilience Wellbeing Success’ programme. She helps individuals and organisations by changing and challenging thinking and behaviour with simple, easy-to-implement happiness and resilience techniques. Frederika has been interviewed as an expert on ITV Calendar News, BBC Breakfast and BBC and other radio stations all over the UK, and featured and quoted in various publications. Frederika is also a guest blogger for Huffington Post UK and author of the book ‘Recipe for Happiness: 9 Essential Ingredients for a Happy Life’.
Donald Robertson is a cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist and author. He blogs at: philosophy-of-cbt.com.
Tim Robson is the author of Showing Up: How to Make a Greater Impact at Work and is the founder of NowShowUp.com, a website for new workplace thinking.
Markie Robson-Scott is a freelance writer who has written about health and other issues for many newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, the Independent, Vogue and Harpers Bazaar. In between taking her dog for walks in north London she also writes fiction.
Gretchen Rubin is author of Happier at Home, The Happiness Project and Better Than Before. On her website gretchenrubin.com she writes about her adventures as she test-drives ideas from contemporary science and ancient wisdom about building good habits and a happier life.
Barbara Sahakian is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, and Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.She is co-inventor of the CANTAB computerised neuropsychological tests. Professor Sahakian is probably best known for her research work on cognition and depression, cognitive enhancement using pharmacological treatments, neuroethics and early detection of Alzheimer's disease.
Professor Joy Schaverien works as a Jungian analyst, psychotherapist and art psychotherapist in private practice. She supervises experienced practitioners and trainees. She also lectures at home and internationally on varied topics. Her research interests are reflected in her books and published articles.
She is the author of Boarding School Syndrome: The Psychological Trauma of the 'Privileged' Child
Anthony Seldon is one of Britain's most prominent headteachers and is the acclaimed biographer of several recent prime ministers. In education he is most associated with his views on creative learning, holistic education and the teaching of happiness. He is the present headmaster of Wellington College.
John is currently studying part-time at the University of Warwick for a Master's Degree in Writing. John hopes to put this to good use and, with his theatre company Unhinged Creations, he hopes to produce entertaining and educational responses to mental illness.
Tim Shakespeare has a PhD from the Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology. Tim’s work involves using brain imaging and neuropsychological testing to improve our understanding of young onset dementia. Tim is the creator and lead educator of The Many Faces of Dementia and is the recent winner of the Alzheimer’s Society’s 2016 ‘Rising Star in Dementia Research’ Award.
Life coaches Lucy Sheridan and Jo Westwood have authored #HigherSelfie, a guide for those interested in developping spritually in the digital age
Chris Skellett is a clinical psychologist and workshop presenter from New Zealand. Originally from the UK, he is the author of two acclaimed self-help books: When Happiness is Not Enough- Balancing Pleasure and Achievement in Your Life, and The Power of the Second Question-Finding Simple Truths for Complex Lives, published by Exisle Publishing
Midfielder Eytan Smith plays for University of Warwick Men's Lacrosse Club. A lover of health and sport, Eytan hopes to pursue a career in advertising.
Debbie Smith is a qualified personal brand specialist who coaches and trains individuals, business owners and organisations on issues including personal brand impact, emotional intelligence and career strategy. She also helps individuals and groups assess, understand and improve their own personal impact.
Sophie Smith is a journalist and wedding planner.
Terry Snow is a New Zealander who has been a journalist for more than 40 years. He was a founding music critic of Classical Music Weekly, in London, and he plays the piano and writes music for pleasure.
www.inspirationspace.co.uk is co-founded by three mothers, transformational breath facilitators Aimee Hartley and Rebecca Dennis and professional yoga teacher Jess Horn. They have over 30 years combined experience with yoga and breathwork. Launched in 2015, they run conscious breath and yoga retreats in the UK and workshops and events throughout the UK. Inspiration Space has recently been voted as one of the 'Most Relaxing Retreats' in the world by Tatler Magazine.
Margaret Stead is publishing director at Atlantic Books. Originally trained as a lawyer in Auckland, New Zealand, she now lives in London.
Susie Steiner is a novelist whose first book Homecoming is being published in paperback this spring. She is a former journalist at The Guardian. www.susiesteiner.co.uk @SusieSteiner1
Tara Stiles is the founder and owner of Strala, the movement-based system that ignites freedom. She is a leading figure in the yoga movement and admired internationally for her work. Tara is the designer and face of Reebok's first yoga lifestyle range and is the author of four top selling books, including Make Your Own Rules Diet. www.tarastiles.com
Ingrid Stone is a writer and perhaps best known for being The Queen Of Complaints. Having worked in television for nine years, she has written a novel A Knife And A Fork and a children's book The Underground Mouse - in addition to Letters Of A Dissatisfied Woman, which is based on her popular blog
New Zealand based writer and musician.
Anna Storey is a therapist who has many years experience working with anxiety, depression and stress. She also offers anger management, weight management counselling, bereavement counselling and hypnotherapy.
Paulina Sygulska Tenner is an entrepreneur (check Granttree.co.uk), event promoter, performing artist and philanthropist. Depending on the time of the day, you can find her in Treehouse (GrantTree's Farringdon office), speaking at various events or even performing on a cabaret stage!
Caroline Sylger-Jones is an author, journalist and founder of www.queenofretreats.com
Mona Tabbara is a freelance writer and has contributed to publications including The Times and Dazed & Confused. Follow her on Twitter at @Mona_Tabbara
Ken Tait is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and coach working in London. He utilises Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
Chris Taylor is a BACP registered therapist working in Cheshire.
Jo Thompson, 23, from Solihull, is a mum to two children and is studying midwifery at the University of Worcester.
Nix Ticehurst is the founder of Nixercise which offers outdoors fitness training supported by fad-free nutrition for people all abilities across Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Her new indoors classes, called 20:25, combine natural cardio and flexibility movements. www.nixercise.co.uk @nixPT
Grace is a freelance writer specialising in beauty, previously published in Vogue, Glamour, Red and Stylist. Since having her daughter in 2012, she has also run MothersCollective.com, offering support and relaxation for expectant and new mums in Sussex.
Yes to Life provides support, information and financial assistance to those with cancer seeking to pursue approaches that are currently unavailable on the NHS. Yes to Life runs a series of educational seminars and workshops which are aimed at the general public who want to know more and practitioners working with people who have cancer.
Hayley Van Zwanenberg is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Medical Director of the Priory Woodbourne Hospital.
Jacqueline van Roosmalen is a child and adolescent psychotherapist who has experience working with young people who are depressed, who self-harm, who have difficulties within their relationships or in school, and those who have experienced trauma. She has a particular interest in the mind-body connection and integrates mindfulness meditation into her work.
Wendy was a journalist on Just Seventeen in London in the 1980s, and went on to write for numerous women's and parenting titles. Since moving to the south coast she divides her time between freelance writing and editing, working for her family's website-development business, and volunteering as a trustee for Isle of Wight charity Independent Arts. @wendyvarley wendyvarley.wordpress.com
Becky Varley-Winter is an English Literature academic currently based in Cambridge. She is also a poet, writer and music critic.
Monika is a portrait photographer, who developed a photo therapy concept to help people connect to their inner self. She works with anyone who wishes to have a non-traditional photo shoot experience and have images that represent their true being. Monika also works with women's circles and aims to empower women through photography. She is based in London but happy to travel.
Landria Voigt is a nutritional consultant and public speaker at the Atlanta Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine. On her blog, stiritup.me, she shares healthy recipes and ideas about nutrition.
James Wallman is a trend forecaster and the author of Stuffocation: Living More with Less
Helen Walmsley-Johnson, writing as The Invisible Woman, is writer and author of the popular online fashion column The Vintage Years for the Guardian. She also writes on matters concerning older women and has spoken out against ageism on Woman's Hour and BBC radio. The Invisible Woman: Taking on the Vintage Years is Helen’s first book. @TheVintageYear
Edyta Wanic is a post-graduate journalism at the University of Warwick. She writes for the student paper The Boar.
Tiffany Watt-Smith is research fellow at the QMUL Centre for the History of the Emotions, and was also a 2014 BBC New Generation Thinker. Before beginning her career in research, she worked as a theatre director for seven years, including as Associate Director at the Arcola Theatre and International Associate Director at the Royal Court. She lives in London.
Meggan Watterson is an author, international speaker and 'spiritual misfit'. She is the founder of REVEAL, a organisation which empowers women to find love within themselves.
Charlotte Watts is a high-profile practising nutritional therapist who tutors and lectures on the subject. She appears regularly on TV and has written several books. She is also an experienced yoga teacher. www.charlottewattshealth.com
Dr Libby Weaver is an internationally acclaimed nutritional biochemist, author and speaker. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics and a PhD in Biochemistry, and has 17 years in clinical practice. With a natural ability to break down even the most complex of concepts into layman's terms, Dr Libby empowers and inspires people to take charge of their health and happiness. www.drlibby.com
Mike Weeks is the author of Un-train your brain. He is trained in hypnosis and NLP. He currently lives in LA where he is developing PTSD and leadership training methods.
Suz West is a Birmingham-based person-centred therapist with a special interest in gender identity, bereavement and sexuality.
Zoe Williams is a columnist and journalist with The Guardian newspaper. @zoesqwilliams
Dr. Anne Wilson is an independent careers counsellor based in London. A former freelance journalist, she is also an award-winning writer and communications consultant.
Laura Wilson is an experienced health coach and competitive athlete. She is a trained nutritionist and has researched nutrition and health for over 15 years. She is the author of the Alkaline 5 Diet. www.alkaline-diet-health-tips.com
Eileen Wise is an integrative counsellor who alongside her private practice works as a volunteer counsellor for mental health charity Mind. She is also qualified in play therapy and equine-assisted therapy.
Gilead Yeffett is an individual and couples relational therapist. He specialises in helping people with relationship difficulties, anxiety, anger and depression. He works in London.
Noonie Zand Goodarzi is a nutritional therapist, practising in both Wiltshire and London. She writes about nutrition and health, as well as giving talks on nutrition and helping to run a yoga and raw food retreat. www.eatupyourgreens.org