Highly Commended at BMA Patient Information Awards 2019
BUPA Workplace Mental Health Hub
Highly Commended in DRAMA category – EVCOM Awards 2017
Educational films for healthcare professionals developed for the Miscarriage Association.
Runner-up in the Young Adults award category at the BMA Patient Information Awards 2017
Youth resources developed for the Miscarriage Association.
Shortlisted for a Bupa Global Clinical Excellence Award 2017
Workplace wellbeing hub planned and written for Bupa. Working to the Information Standard.
It has been wonderful working with you Clare and I hope it won’t be the last time. I have appreciated your efficiency, attention to detail and ability to pull together a complex piece of work involving multiple opinions.Olivia Cayley – Head of Rail Programme Samaritans
Clare highlights the wide range of feelings and reactions during and after pregnancy loss, the different impact that each experience can have on each individual and the diverse needs of those affected. Just as important, she acknowledges the difficulty of those who want to offer help, but aren’t sure how to, or when. She makes it easier for them to understand and empathise, and offers practical suggestions with knowledge and also with humility. This is what makes for such a special book, for which many many people will be grateful.Ruth Bender Atik, National Director, The Miscarriage Association
Wow! This is a wonderful example how good consultation and understanding your audience can lead to great quality information! The Miscarriage Association has identified a need for materials to support young people, who have different experiences and support needs. The consultation, planning, and promotional plans show excellence in producing health information. This shows through in the end products – high quality and extremely well-tailored to the audience. The insight and thought that has gone into this is commendable. Take for example the ‘what happens when you call our helpline’ page – simple, highly visual, concise and reassuring information to encourage young people in need of support to dare to pick up the phone – the overall impression is one of kindness. Just wonderful.Dr Hannah R Bridges – HB Health Comms Ltd
I just wanted to say what an amazing author you’ve been to work with, you’ve got such a lovely writing style and a real dedication to developing your content so that is supportive, respectful, and really connects with your readers. I’ve been really impressed by all your hard work and how thoughtful you are. Mind is lucky to have you writing for us.Katherine Dunn, Editorial Information Officer, Mind
I have reviewed a number of pieces for Mind and this was the most comprehensive and easy to navigate and understand. It was written simply but not simplistically and had a great deal of information written in an informative and straightforward manner.Lived experience reviewer for Mind
Everyone said (the training) was excellent. Plus ‘absolutely brilliant’, and ‘the best training we’ve ever had’. They were really happy with the session, were definitely happy with continuing into ‘extra time’ and clearly felt really comfortable talking and sharing.Ruth Bender-Atik and the Miscarriage Association helpline team
Thank you for an engaging and informative workshop. The content was exactly what we had hoped for and was delivered in an interactive way that meant I was able to get the answers to questions that have been challenging me for the last 6 months.
I left the workshop with lots of answers, and clear way forward in developing moderation for our online peer support community. I also now know where to go to get the answers to any further questions that I have.
Your workshop has helped us find answers to some of the dilemmas which we were facing around moderation and enabled to move forward in a confident and informed way that will ensure the success, sustainability and safety of our online forum.Kathy Engler – Peer Support Manager, Leeds Mind
We have worked with Clare to develop our online community and her expertise and professional manner have been invaluable. She works with us as one of the team and it is easy to trust her to deliver high quality work. Her manner with users and staff alike is fantastic and she has helped us to find bespoke and resourceful solutions for building and developing our online community. Thank you Clare!Jemma South – Head of Communications and Marketing – Contact a Family
Clare created fantastic bespoke moderator training and helped us develop our brand-new survivors’ community. She went out of her way to ensure that the training met our needs exactly by engaging in various in-depth discussions and learning about our sector. But beyond that, she also helped us to build our vision for the community and the community guidelines; created an editable handbook for our future use and changing needs as the community grows; and offered ongoing support with tweaking the training as the forum develops.
The training itself was simple to understand but well-rounded and very comprehensive. Our moderators told us they thought the session was very positive, interesting, inclusive and approachable, and that the mix between group discussions and presentation was very helpful.
Clare was great to work with: patient, understanding and thorough. The training she developed and delivered was exactly what we needed. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.Venice Fielding – Community Engagement Project Worker – Women’s Aid Cardiff
It was such a fantastic day, I’m really pleased with how it turned out. Thank you so much for all of your hard work before hand and on the day – it was incredibly useful for myself, as well as all the volunteers who attended, and I feel much more confident going forward. I’m so glad my colleague found your info online, you have such a brilliant understanding of OCD and tailored the training perfectly to fit with our Charity.Olivia Bamber – Media and Communications Officer, OCDAction
A thorough, well-paced and thoughtfully structured workshop. A great introduction to the topic providing plenty of points to consider.Zoe Ward, Senior Communications Officer, NHS Leeds South and East CCG
Clare has demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills through her report writing and interview delivery on the Healthcheck project. She has been able to effectively build relationships with employees within the organisations she has been working with and comprehensively manage and deal with sometimes quite sensitive conversations related to mental health, discrimination and challenging situations in these work environments. Clare has also delivered a number of workshops as part of the Time to Change project which aims to introduce adults to the 5 ways to wellbeing and gain trust and understanding of the Healthcheck project to aide involvement in this consultation, thereby demonstrating her ability to reach people from all diversities and create a safe, nurturing environment for sensitive conversations. Furthermore, Clare has managed workload effectively, often working independently on the Healthcheck project and has consistently met deadlines.Chantal Mendes, Organisational Engagement Manager, Time To Change
I really enjoyed the training. I appreciated you accommodating my tendency to go off the immediate topic and liked how you tweaked the training as we went along and you got a better sense of our particular challenges. I thought the different segments were well paced and the activities were engaging and useful. As usual, I found some of the ad-hoc discussion the most useful. Generally, it was a very informative day and it was lovely to find that we’ve been doing a lot of it fairly well through our own instincts, but also to have areas where we can improve. I love the idea of the consultation as a way of instigating change without meeting lots of resistance!Lizzie Salter, Hemihelp Project Manager
What a brilliant and much needed book. It will help so many people. All healthcare staff working in early pregnancy should be encouraged to read it – what we say and how we talk to patients can have a big impact and this book can help.Dr Claire Winton
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