Helen is a lifelong lover of nature with a passion to share it with others.
Her first book Urban Wild, is a collection of seasonal activities to connect with nature in urban and suburban environments. She has written for a number of magazines and online platforms and her work has been featured in a variety of national newspapers.
She has over twenty years experience in education from early years, through primary, secondary and high needs, to further and higher education, has led many staff training and wellbeing events in nature, for people working or training within the health and education sector.
Her own education continues, as she studies for a masters in Applied Positive Psychology, where her research includes how connection with the beauty of nature can increase wellbeing following bereavement.
The planting of the seed
‘Nature is a constant in my life. Before my own memories of the connection began, I am told of my love for it, my first word was tree. I rarely made it to school on time because it took me so long to walk through the fields that led to the classroom, thankfully my patient Mum allowed me to be slow and cultivate the awe and wonder the natural world inspires. In my teens, like so many others, I lost my way a bit but nature brought me back, being in the natural world and working with horses. As an adult nature continues to be my sanctuary, offering a space to stop, reflect, replenish and plan for my future’.