Julie is a Health & Wellbeing Practitioner, Occupational Health Specialist and an accredited Mental Health First Aid England Instructor, with over sixteen years’ experience delivering training into a diverse range of organisations. She is passionate about getting the nation talking about mental health and the MHFA England worldwide initiative and the positive impact it can have on organisations, employers, and managers at all levels.
Qualifying as a Registered General Nurse over 27 years ago, Julie has continued to build on, and apply, her mental health and public health expertise into the commercial sector. Julie is a community public health nurse, registered as a specialist in occupational health. She was on the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Steering Group at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust, leading a team in health and wellbeing. It was in this role that she led an initiative to implement a health and wellbeing strategy to increase staff engagement and reduce sickness absence costs. The findings of which were evidenced in the NHS National Survey Report.
She has worked as an Associate with MHFA England, delivering training and workshops and mental health aware courses to organisations, schools, community groups and charities.
In 2016, she founded Wellbeing 4 Performance to support companies to address the nation’s dominant public health challenges by offering bespoke training packages in mental and physical health awareness training, occupational health and wellbeing consultancy services and MHFA England accredited courses.
She has worked with global corporations such as Essity Hygiene and Health company, Nuffield Health, Cereal Partners UK/Nestle, Abbott Laboratories, as well as the commercial banking sector; such as MBNA, Lloyds Banking Group, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Barclays Bank. Julie is also passionate about helping local charity groups, particularly those working in deprived areas, as well as local schools and councils, NHS and private healthcare groups.