Meet Nicola, Founder of Harvey Heals
Hello and welcome!
I'm Nicola, founder of Harvey Heals, and a Wellbeing & Education Consultant. With over 15 years experience, I have worked with many children, young people, and adults to support their mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing. I am a published author, former school teacher and pastoral lead, EFT and mental health practitioner, and wellbeing strategist.
During the early part of my career in the classroom, I saw and experienced the pressures of achieving a life/work balance, and children trying hard to keep up with demands placed upon them. Understandably, without the right guidance and support, this had a detrimental impact on emotional health and mental wellbeing. After additional training, I introduced mindfulness, yoga and other therapeutic wellbeing activities into my classes, and over time saw a difference in myself, the children and my staff team's ability to be more present and regulate our emotions. This had a positive impact on overall wellbeing, including self-esteem, resilience and engagement in the classroom.
Today, with further professional training, I use my wealth of skills and experience to inform, teach and share the importance of inclusive whole school approaches to wellbeing. My passion for this subject has resulted in leading INSET training sessions for schools and education bodies, providing guidance on ways to embed wellbeing into strategies, curriculum maps and everyday routines in the classroom and at home.
Here's what some of my clients in education have to say...
"Thank you for hosting workshops at our digital and in-person Mental Health in Schools conferences this year. We've had great feedback from school staff who enjoyed your engaging, practical and informative delivery." Mr R Edwards, Conference Producer, Optimus Education (part of Shaw Trust)
"Nicola is a fantastic Speaker and Facilitator who has held numerous sessions for Spa School staff on a range of subjects including Staff Wellbeing, Anxiety and Mindfulness in the Classroom. Nicola is a firm favourite with our staff!" Ms G Quigley, Deputy Head Teacher, Spa Secondary School
“We were impressed by the range of inclusive strategies for our staff and children. The focus of the two workshops were on mental health for staff and on how to use mindfulness with special needs children. The practical multisensory tools and activities Nicola shared were the highlight for many of our tutors." Ms A Charalambous, Head of Educational Development, The Children’s Literacy Charity
More about Nicola...
I am also the proud author of two books on emotional health and wellbeing, which can be found by clicking on the button above. I have also written articles or have been featured in a range of publications, including SEN magazine, NASEN, Pride magazine, Childcare Professional, and Optimus Education's Insight magazine.
If you'd like information on training and development opportunities with Harvey Heals Education & Wellbeing Consultancy, please use the contact button above to get in touch.
Take care and be safe.