Inspirational Diversity Champion of the Month – October 2016

karen-taylor-1World Mental Health Day takes place on 10 October 2016.  With this in mind we have chosen Karen Taylor as our Inspirational Diversity Champion of the Month.

Karen is a former employee of the University, originally employed as our Equality and Diversity Champion, and it was she who put the idea of the ‘Inspirational Diversity Champion of the Month’ in place.

Karen currently works for Bromley and Lewisham MIND and is the Project Co-ordinator for ‘Mindful Mums’.

The project, run by Karen and her volunteers, is all about learning how to stay resilient and emotionally well, develop confidence and social connections during pregnancy and in the first year of birth.

The courses have proved very beneficial to the 43 women who have attended the groups so far and courses will continue well into the new year.

Karen is a graduate of Queen Mary, University of London gaining a language degree, and recently attained a PG Cert in Special and Additional Needs.  Outside of work she is busy looking after her young son, she loves to exercise and is a professional standard baker of cakes.

To find out more about Mindful Mums see here

To find out more about World Mental Health Day see here