I studied at Bradford University where I successfully completed a full-time BA Honors degree in Health and Social Welfare. I gained a range of knowledge relating to diet and fitness, health psychology, work and health, social nutrition, behaviour change, psychology, community health, counselling, health promotion, food and health and nutrition for exercise and fitness.
I have attended and completed various training courses where this has provided me with a variety of useful tools, using a range of techniques and approaches based on client-centered support. I regularly undertake continuing professional development to keep up to date with the latest research.
Prior to launching Home Cook in 2013, I have extensive work experience where I have worked on behalf of Primary Care Trust as a Freelancer, promoting health and wellbeing within local communities. I have also worked within both statutory and voluntary organisations where I have introduced and developed a wide range of successful projects based on promoting and facilitating health and wellbeing programmes to diverse groups of varying ages.
Some examples of the roles I have carried out within organisations have included providing a range of support and services at Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders within an in-patient hospital as well as community support, Mind, Lynfield Mount male/female in-patient hospital, Scottish Association for Mental Health, Primary Care Trust (Freelancer)
I have provided a wide range of intensive support and services to clients with experience of varying mental health, substance and alcohol misuse where many clients have gone on to experience successful outcomes and have gained knowlede based on how food and health can play a major part in contributing towards mental health and wellbeing.