Mental Health Hero Tracey

 

Live your life by your own definition without compromise. In doing so, allow others the same privilege. Just be happy with who you are and accept others for who they are. True unconditional love for oneself and for others sets you free

“What I truly strive for in life is being free. Free to be who I am, free to live in integrity and free to find my way through life without harsh judgment.” – Bukeka Shoals

I spent almost 15 years working in the corporate world; marketing communications, eventually running my own small company. In 2008 I left pretty much that world behind after much fun, hard work, challenges and plenty (enough) of achievement

2008 was a poignant year for me, however what has transpired since and is currently transpiring put that year firmly into perspective. Sometimes you have to wait a while for life to make sense 🙂 But it’s worth waiting for that moment to kick in. You just have to keep believing…

I’ve currently been lucky enough to be in a position to dedicate the next 6 months to volunteer work whilst working on my own project, which will be launched before the end of Summer. I’m currently working on mental health, special needs and social development projects and am having an amazing time with amazing people.

I have a specialist interest working with vulnerable adults and children. I have particular skills and experience working with those that suffer with Anxiety. I actively try to contribute towards putting an end to the stigma and discrimination attached to the words “mental health” by raising awareness whenever possible and have currently just been signed off as a Mental Health Awareness Trainer in the south east of London. I’m passionate about getting out there and breaking down a few barriers, particularly with Recruiters – for their benefit not just the benefit of individuals affected by mental health challenges 🙂 I’m also Editor to a local community mental health magazine – Making A Difference.

I’ve just completed a fab project with advising a sixth form school on an Anti Bullying project for young people. They came 2nd in the  and won best overall Company Report. This is a project I hope to continue with next year for  – massively rewarding for the youngsters and those that can dedicate their time as business advisors.

I hope to relaunch my Introduction to Marketing workshops in the very near future to individuals and the smaller company, and am looking forward to sharing details surrounding my new project over the next couple of months.

Live your life by your own definition without compromise. In doing so, allow others the same privilege. Just be happy with who you are and accept others for who they are. True unconditional love for oneself and for others sets you free