Meet the 2024 panellists & exhibitors

Mental Health and Small Business

ONE DAY CONFERENCE

PANEL SESSION 1: Mental Health – Signs, Symptoms & Strategies

The first panel of the day will invite discussion around recognising signs of 'bad' mental health in ourselves and others; how to have difficult conversations with others; how to identify when we need help, or when to take some time away from our businesses. We are delighted to welcome a range of mental health professionals, as well as experienced business owners.

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CHAIR

Sharon May

Kingsclere Counselling Service

Sharon set up Kingsclere Counselling Service in 2016, as a sole counselling practitioner in order to help support those in the local community with their mental health. Since then, the practice has gone from strength to strength with a team of fifteen therapists with a wide variety of specialisms and approaches.

Sharon is currently studying for a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy practice, in addition to her FdSC in Counselling and EFT Advanced Practitioner training.

Dr Lindsay Browning

Dr Lindsay Browning

Trouble Sleeping

Dr Browning is a chartered psychologist, neuroscientist, experienced speaker and author, who holds a doctorate in insomnia from the University of Oxford, UK. She founded Trouble Sleeping in 2006. Lindsay is a qualified sleep expert offering therapy based on cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). Her book, Navigating Sleeplessness, is a trusted resource that has supported many with their sleep issues and concerns.

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Jude Price

Walk N Talk 4 Mental Health

Jude is the Founder and CEO of Walk N Talk 4 Mental Health. She is also a passionate advocate for mental health and a campaigner dedicated to eradicating stigma.

Jude is a public speaker and trainer with a life story that others have described as "inspiring and real." Having overcome adversity to reach where she is today, Jude is fervent about encouraging others to discover and express their true selves.

With a diverse background in life experience, psychology, art psychotherapy, teaching, and training, Jude possesses a wide range of skills. Navigating life with dyslexia and dyspraxia and overcoming mental health challenges, her strength lies in resilience. Intrigued by science and fascinated by the power of the mind, she has delved into neurodiversity, mental health, and the connection with the creative brain.

Jude's journey demonstrates the power of an inquiring mind, exploring different paths and returning with valuable insights. She encourages others to step out of their comfort zones and unleash their creative energy.

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STANDARD DELEGATE TICKET - £89
EXHIBITOR STAND - £99

PANEL SESSION 2: Mental Health & Mindset

We have bought together a group of professional to discuss 'mindset'. With a wide variety of past experiences there will be discussions about imposter syndrome, limiting beliefs, things that drive us, barriers we put up, difficulties we face and how to overcome them even when we feel exhausted, stressed, burnt out, etc.

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CHAIR

Adrian Hammill

Hammill Consulting

Adrian has been a personal, career, and business Coach and Mentor since 2020, in parallel to his role as an IT Security Professional.

He obtained his coaching certification from the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge in 2021, and opened Hammill Consulting his Coaching Practice the same year. He is a member of the EMCC and Association of Coaching.

Through coaching others, Adrian has developed a deep interest in the challenges faced with mental health and neurodiversity and has focused his coaching development in these areas, qualifying as a Mental Health First Aider.

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Emma Clarke

EC Writes

After being diagnosed with depression in 2010, Emma quickly recognised the importance of having support around you during life’s ups and downs.

Ten years later, she found herself alone in her childhood bedroom launching her first business, EC Writes, an Instagram coaching business that supports event professionals across Surrey.

Emma will be joining us to discuss how she has overcome life’s challenges and tackled imposter syndrome online.

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Kate Houldsworth

KH Nutrition

Nutrition Coach Kate specialises in helping serial dieters to break away from the frustrating yo-yo cycle and find a gentler way to manage their weight: with no fads, no quick-fixes and no judgement.

Kate empowers clients to build positive habits and behaviours around food, and with her own history of disordered eating, she understands that losing and maintaining weight can be far from easy.

The importance of nutrition for mental wellbeing is fascinating, and even small changes can make a huge difference to how we feel.”

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Beth Stallwood

Create WorkJoy

Beth Stallwood is a coach, facilitator, speaker, consultant and author, and the founder of Create WorkJoy. She’s spent 20 years developing her signature practical, passionate approach, and excels at getting to the heart of what’s actually going on – whether that’s for an individual client stuck in WorkGloom or an organisation with a people challenge to solve. Her clients range from global corporations, to tech scale-ups, sports governing bodies, charities and higher education institutions. Beth has extensive experience in the fields of learning, development and organisational culture and is an expert host of large-scale speaker events. Her qualifications include an MA in Human Resource Management and an Advanced Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring. Beth’s first book, WorkJoy: a toolkit for a better working life, is out now and her podcast, the WorkJoy Jam, is available on all major podcast platforms.

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Dawn Gregory

Confident Speaker

Dawn is a Confidence Coach who works with entrepreneurs who know how powerful speaking is for enhancing their brand. Dawn helps you to overcome limiting beliefs and develop your story and your speaking voice.

She also helps you identify and develop online and offline strategies to speak your message and grow your business. After working with Dawn, her clients have gone on to present on the international stage, take part in webinars, radio interviews, podcasts and global summits. Her focus is to enable clients to speak with clarity and confidence on any stage, in any boardroom, or in any meeting.

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Sarah Browning

Kindness Cheerleader, Communicator and Copywriter

Sarah Browning is an independent Kindness Cheerleader and Communicator on a mission to make noticing kindness the norm.

In 2021, Sarah founded the Time for Kindness programme. She gives talks and runs workshops, teaching people techniques to build into habits to ‘see kind’. This helps them to bring positivity and hope into their lives and work. She also works with not-for-profit organisations and purpose-led businesses to find ways to communicate effectively and strategically.

STANDARD DELEGATE TICKET - £89
EXHIBITOR STAND - £99

PANEL SESSION 3: Mental Health, Money & Self-Worth

The last panel of the day will bring together a group of small business owners specialising in money, financials and wellness advocates too.  There will be discussions around money and value, as well as self worth. What should you spend on? What is important? And, how do you evaluate this both in business and personally?

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CHAIR

Kate Llewellyn

The Content Consultancy

Kate Llewellyn is a content consultant and copywriter who feels strongly about creating powerful long-form content, such as websites, blogs and emails, which works hard for a business. She launched her business, The Content Consultancy in 2017 and runs The Content Club, an online membership, that supports overwhelmed small business owners to learn more about enjoyable content creation, effective use of the major digital marketing platforms and how to create, plan and distribute content, regularly and consistency, to increase visibility, engagement and sales.

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Carolyn Whitehouse

Money Calm

Carolyn Whitehouse is a Money Psychologist renowned for her expertise in understanding the intricate interplay between psychology, physiology and financial decision-making.

With an extensive background in both psychology and trauma, Carolyn offers invaluable insights into how individuals perceive, approach, and manage money, empowering them to achieve greater financial well-being. Through her deep understanding of human psychology and personal experience Carolyn helps clients identify and address underlying issues that may hinder their financial success.

Whether it's overcoming self-limiting beliefs about money, managing impulsive spending habits, or navigating financial conflicts within relationships, Carolyn provides practical strategies tailored to each client's unique circumstances.

Driven by a passion for helping others achieve financial well-being, Carolyn Whitehouse is committed to demystifying the psychological barriers that often hinder individuals' financial success. Through her work as a Money Psychologist, she strives to empower people to cultivate healthier attitudes towards money, enabling them to lead more fulfilling and prosperous lives.

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Richard Ranson

R&J Global Wellness

Richard is a passionate wellness advocate educating people how to support their immune health to optimal function and improve gut and brain health through better cellular communication.

Trained in applied biology, Richard had a career in science supporting drug discovery and research for 30+ years before starting R&J Global Wellness, as a result of seeing the impact of persistent use of prescribed drugs had on loved ones and close friends as well as poor diet and lifestyle.

Focusing on balanced nutrition and lifestyle changes for better health, Richard is making a difference in the lives of many, helping them to lead healthier lives.

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Claire Johnson

Bluebell Bookkeeping & Admin

Claire Johnson has a mission to get all small business owners using software for their finances so that they can really get to know and understand the numbers in real-time. She works mainly with VAT Registered Ltd Companies to keep them compliant with HMRC. Bluebell Bookkeeping & Admin are also encouraging the Sole Traders out there to use software to stop surprise tax bills and be ready for MTD ITSA in 2026.

Claire also runs a local networking group - Fabulous Networking Hook - because she loves to help people so much, connecting them and meeting new people herself.

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Victoria Hamilton

Victoria Hamilton Lifestyle

Victoria, of Victoria Hamilton Lifestyle, is an Identity & Style Coach™. Her approach to style is both refreshing and relatable. After losing her own identity, following the arrival of her second child, Victoria left a successful career in HR and retrained in Personal Styling.
She has since continued her quest for learning and providing exceptional service for her clients by becoming a certified Life Coach, an Accredited Style Coach and, latterly, adding Fashion Psychology as an area of CPD study and development.
Victoria understands that life can throw us many curveballs - from changing body shapes, health challenges through to feeling invisible in a world that seems to overlook us. She knows first hand the challenges that come with being a female business owner whilst also juggling the responsibilities of our ever-evolving world (and wardrobes!). She also knows that it's never too late to say yes to YOU and reclaim your power.
So, whether you're ready to revamp your wardrobe, redefine your personal style or simply rediscover the incredible woman you've always been, Victoria is here to support and uplift you on this transformative journey
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STANDARD DELEGATE TICKET - £89
EXHIBITOR STAND - £99

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The exhibitors

R&J Global Wellness

Richard Ranson

R&J Global Wellness

Richard is a passionate wellness advocate educating people how to support their immune health to optimal function and improve gut and brain health through better cellular communication.

Trained in applied biology, Richard had a career in science supporting drug discovery and research for 30+ years before starting R&J Global Wellness, as a result of seeing the impact of persistent use of prescribed drugs had on loved ones and close friends as well as poor diet and lifestyle.

Focusing on balanced nutrition and lifestyle changes for better health, Richard is making a difference in the lives of many, helping them to lead healthier lives.

Andover Mind

Andover Mind

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Simon Mitchell

Green Laurels

Simon from Green Laurels started his sustainable business after being given the idea by Santa, when doing photography in Santa's grotto!

The first eco friendly products were soaps and soy candles and have been diversifying from there to the product range range offered today.

The multi award winning business is very keen on single use plastic free products, and encouraging compostable packaging for the sustainable products.

The quality artisan products are available online by visiting www.greenlaurels.co.uk

Mags Kruger

The Content Club

Mags, from Virtual Assistant Agency (VAA), works with Kate Llewellyn to support her in running her business and The Content Club.

Speak to Mags about the new Content Club Planner for 2025, as well as this supportive online membership which helps small business owners with content creation and marketing activities - guiding them to maintain consistency and visibility.

...and perhaps enjoy social media a little more too!

 

 

 

Jude Price

Walk n Talk 4 Mental Health

Jude is the Founder and CEO of Walk N Talk 4 Mental Health. She is also a passionate advocate for mental health and a campaigner dedicated to eradicating stigma.

Naomi Jackson

Amber Wellbeing

Naomi Jackson is founder of Amber Wellbeing; an inflexible Hatha yoga teacher and food-loving Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach. She is on a mission to inspire healthy living for everyone.

The Amber Wellbeing community is welcoming and inclusive, and the ethos is 'come as you are'.

Claire Dale

Tropic

Tropic skincare and make up is vegan, cruelty free, has no nasty toxic chemicals, works with wonderful charities, is carbon neutral, cares about our planet and it is a British company to boot. Not only that the products really do work and Tropic has now won over 250 industry awards.

Claire is passionate about helping others grow their own businesses and helping to build confidence in others, whether that be a customer, friend or team member.

As a former teacher, Claire thrives on helping to mentor and coach her team members.

Claire offers 1:1 help and advice, skincare & make up tutorials, the opportunity to trial products at home, make overs, pamper evenings and corporate wellness events.

Carolyn Whitehouse

Money Calm

Speak to Caroline, a Money Psychologist, who helps sensitive and kind business owners, to get calm, confident and capable with money, so that you can make your impact, financially support your family and enjoy the lifestyle you desire.

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Supporting local mental health charity, Andover Mind

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