I grew up in the Midlands, and via English Literature at University in Wales and dabbling in writing, I somehow fell into Mental Health Nursing, and strangely fell in love with it. I trained as a nurse at The Nightingale School, and my career took in just about all specialities, with me especially enjoying acute and crisis work. I started to realise that there was often a spiritual dimension for those who struggle with their mental health; who am I, why am I here? Keeping Health in Mind, the project I lead, grew out of this recognition, and through it we seek to help people who may be in the mental health system to explore faith and spirituality, and also help those in faith communities to understand the basics of mental health in order to help to address some of the stigma associated with such problems. I am now training for Ordained Pioneer Ministry in the lovely Church of England, with a view to growing a community for those who struggle with their mental health. I am married to Clive, who I met while training to be nurse, and we have three children.