About me

I have over nine years experience providing online support for a range of issues including mental health, wellbeing and resilience, relationships, and sexual health. I’m a confident writer and editor (particularly for online audiences and young people). I’m experienced in facilitating peer support and managing online communities.

I’m currently:

  • developing and writing mental health content in Mind’s Information Team,
  • moderating Mind’s Elefriends community,
  • supporting Contact A Family to co-design and develop moderation processes and guidelines, train and support moderators, build engagement and market their new community platform,
  • updating Radio 1’s BBC Advice pages on mental health,
  • delivering online peer support training for Action on Post Partum Psychosis,
  • conducting research and providing recommendations for the Miscarriage Association on achieving accredited status for learning materials developed for healthcare professionals, and
  • developing resources and support for women who are pregnant after a previous loss.

See more info on my current projects here.

Recently I’ve:

In 2015 I spent nine months maternity cover working on Mind’s online peer support community Elefriends. This involves moderation, training and co-design.

Earlier in 2015 I completed a project developing youth resources for the Miscarriage Association and acted as a community development consultant for the Katy Piper Foundation.

For the past three years I have delivered online peer support training for Action for Post Partum Psychosis volunteers. I ran self-care and emotional wellbeing training for 150 City YearUK volunteers and online training in supporting young people to access talking therapies for YouthNetUK chat moderators.

In 2014 I delivered six reports on organisations as part of the Workplace Healthcheck programme for Time to Change. I worked for Taskforce Digital on a range of projects including support with digital marketing, copywriting and online volunteer guidelines for the Miscarriage Association.

I have written for Mind, The Mix, Standard Issue, The Telegraph, One In Four, TheSite.org, Young Minds, Prospect Magazine, New Level, The Centre Of Excellence Online, Equilibrium Magazine, Living Streets, The Miscarriage Association and the Guardian.

Here’s a quick overview of my current and previous projects.

Take a look at my skills and training and recommendations pages for more info. Get in touch if you’d like to hire me or chat further about anything I can do for you. Thanks.

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2 thoughts on “About me

  1. Polly

    Hi there, I work for a leading mental health charity. We’d like to invite you to a prestigious conference on mental health and wellbeing next week. Please can you contact me?

    1. fostress Post author

      Hi Polly, you can find my details and get in touch through the ‘Get in touch’ tab (top right) – do send through some more info.
      All the best,


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