1999    NVQ 3 Advice and Guidance

2000    A&Q 2 Accredited youth worker

2001    NVQ 4 Guidance and Counselling

2003    NVQ 2 Youth and Community Work

2003    Diploma (MARJON) Personal Advisor Connexions Cornwall and Devon

2008    TEFL Level 3 Teaching English as a second language

2012    CertTESOL Level 5 Trinity College London Teaching English as a second Language

2013    Breastfeeding Peer Support Training Realbabymilk

2014    Nurturing Birth Doula Course

2015    UNICEF Baby Friendly Accreditation 1-day

2015    Hospital Peer Support Training 2-day course

2015    Train the Trainer Course – Breastfeeding Peer Support Trainer

2016    UNICEF Baby Friendly Accreditation 2-day: London

2016    Sara Wickham Post term pregnancy: Exploring evidence, Inspiring confidence

2019    Mindfulness Foundation with Smiling Mind

2019    Joined the EDN – European Doula Network

2019    KG Hypnobirthing Instructor Course – currently training

DBS – current

From April 2015 til February 2017, I worked for Realbabymilk as the Peer Support Coordinator for Cornwall. I was also employed by Rbm as a volunteer trainer – I had the  job of training mothers to become breastfeeding peer supporters!

I volunteered weekly for over 4 years as a breastfeeding peer supporter at several community groups and I am currently launching a group. I was fortunate to train as volunteer hospital breastfeeding peer supporter and gave much of my time to the postnatal ward at my local hospital.

After leaving Realbabymilk I went to work for the ABM – Association of Breastfeeding Mothers. I worked for the ABM from February 2017 until June 2018. During this time, I worked as the Training Project Development Manager and assisted the ABM in taking their Mother Supporter and Foundation Breastfeeding Support courses and turning them into on-line training programs.

HPS certificate

Hospital Peer Support Volunteer Certificate!

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Receiving my Nurturing Birth Doula Certificate!