Diabetes Can't Stop Me Services
Do you need someone to come and talk at a professional diabetes or consumer event, conference or workshop?
Have a diabetes article or blog post you need written?
Love a speaker to come to your workplace to talk about managing & living with diabetes so you can improve staff health, wellbeing and productivity?
Need a Consultant or consumer advocate on a diabetes project?
Or guidance on setting up and using social media and blogging in your diabetes organisation or practice?
With a 28 year career in mental health, 15 of those in diabetes as a diabetes educator and counsellor; a pioneer in use of online counselling and social media for health after setting up my own diabetes online counselling service in 2001; becoming one of Australia's top bloggers; and working in my own business as a diabetes blogger, writer, speaker and advocate, I have gallons of knowledge and expertise to share. I was a state finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards in 2016 and the Telstra Business Women's Awards - for purpose and social enterprise, in 2015.
I am a very experienced writer, public speaker and workshop presenter and have presented to small, intimate groups, right through to keynote sessions at 10,000 attendee scientific diabetes conferences across the world. I love to talk! I have acted as consumer representative on Commonwealth projects, as well as various working parties and groups. I have run consumer events and diabetes retreats across a range of settings.
Having worked in diabetes for 0ver 15 years, as well as having lived with type 1 diabetes since 1979, I can share stories around the lived experience of diabetes, mental health and wellbeing, diabetes burnout and depression.
I have a particular interest in type 1 diabetes and pregnancy and am undertaking my PhD in this area. This is my first study
I have written, edited and published books on diabetes; written for numerous journals, blogs and magazines, including Diabetic Living, Diabetes Australia, Diabetes Living; and featured on many more. I have been writing online in diabetes since 2001. Read more about me here
Please get in touch to chat about your needs.
Helen Presenting at the World Diabetes Congress
“ Helen Edwards is an experienced speaker and presenter and a pleasure to work with. Helen’s strong communication skills, down-to-earth approach, creativity and perseverance have been paramount in her successful approach to engaging audiences across multiple mediums. Helen’s experience ranges from founding an online counselling service for people with diabetes to now focusing on her sustainable living and decorating business. Helen’s successful approach to social media and blogging has seen her business grow and she continuously demonstrates a strong passion for health, wellbeing and sustainability. “
“ Helen Edwards has many years experience in public speaking. A warm and thoughtful speaker, she engages her audiences with her voice and content. She is very knowledgeable on a range of topics and blends her own distilled thoughts, developed through years of speaking, blogging and research, into beautifully composed words. Speaking from the heart, Helen connects with us all about the importance of even our smallest actions."
“Helen is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced presenter who engages her audience in a professional, yet authentic and relatable manner. Helen has a special skill and passion for building a genuine connection with people. I can not recommend Helen highly enough for workshops, conferences or group presentations."