Marpe Wellbeing

Speaker Profiles

Co-Founder & COO of the Nourish app, a mental wellness app for mothers. Nourish is on a mission to transform the wellbeing of families across the globe, by empowering parents to safe-guard their mental health. The Nourish app is a multidisciplinary self-care toolkit and compassionate, empathetic support team in mum's pocket (support for dads coming soon), making self-care accessible, acceptable and relevant for mums and helping them create and embed positive, life-changing habits to support their mental health.

Following a postgraduate and administrative career in academia, Ben Parkinson joined National Grid Gas Transmission in 2011, soon becoming one of the company’s Wellbeing Champions before undertaking a secondment in National Grid’s central Health and Wellbeing team in 2017. Ben combines a personal passion for endurance sports, coaching and personal development, with leading capability development, performance improvement, and wellbeing activities within National Grid.

I'm a young-people's counsellor, mainly working with 11-25 year olds. I've worked in different settings, including for a charity, in schools and in my own private practice (find me on Instagram! @hashtagtherapist). I love really getting to know every young person I work with and fully believe in the ability of young people to think for themselves. My special interests include low mood, low self-esteem and relationship/family difficulties. 

Dr Jessica is a specialist registrar in General Adult Psychiatry in East London. Her interest in Mental Health was developed after undertaking a special study module in Forensic Psychiatry at the Royal Bethlem Hospital. She developed a fascination with the workings and complexities of the human mind.
Now a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Activities outside of medicine: I am the owner and fashion designer of Sherah, a handmade apparel brand. I am also a member of Colourful Minds, a not for profit mental health organisation who aim to address mental health stigma in Black and minority ethnic communities through psychoeducation.

Nisha is a GP working in a busy practice in North London. She is currently developing a special interest in Mental Health, by completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry. She hopes to use this to improve access to mental health services locally, whilst continuing to try to create a more empathic and holistic experience for her patients with mental health concerns. She is also an advisory board member for Marpe Wellbeing.

Will Hawkings is a mental health enthusiast and health and wellness coach. He helps individuals with a number of issues via counselling and training.

'I coach the mind and the body'.

Dr Tobi is a millennial GP with special interest in mental health. At the onset of the pandemic she recognised the rising burden of mental health and started Marpe Wellbeing which is an initiative and its App is aimed at improving access to talking therapies and educating people on their mental health particularly young people.