Do you need someone to come and talk at a professional or consumer event, conference or workshop around living with diabetes? Have an article or blog post you need written? Love a speaker to come to your workplace to talk about managing diabetes so you can improve staff health, wellbeing and productivity? Or need a Consultant on a diabetes project related to mental health and wellbeing, or a diabetes consumer advocate?
With a 38 year career in mental health, 15 of those in diabetes, and as a diabetes blogger and advocate, I have gallons of knowledge and expertise, as well as lived experience, of life with diabetes, diabetes management, wellbeing and mental health.
I am an experienced 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.
Having worked in diabetes for 0ver 15 years, as well as having lived with it since 1979, I can share stories around the lived experience of diabetes, mental health and wellbeing, diabetes burnout and depression, and type 1 diabetes and pregnancy - which I studied at PhD level.
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 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."