Helen Davies

Understanding Neurodiversity, Transgender & Mental Wellbeing

12.00 – 12.45pm


Neurodiversity covers things like ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and other conditions which affect how people can view, think, and behave in the world. Often neurodivergent folk have unique thinking alongside some key challenges to overcome. Some also can have learning challenges and need a key to unlock their brain, while others also have some superpowers! We will explore all this in more detail, especially useful when it is estimated that in the UK at least 1 in 7 (nearly 15%) are neurodiverse.

It’s commonly known that health inequalities are a real thing for the Trans community who often have poorer health outcomes compared to the general population, and they can find it hard to access services in the first place. But, how come? Why is it so hard, what does this mean for the mental wellbeing of this community? Is it a new fad? What do we even mean when we say Transgender, Non-Binary, and Intersex? Come to the seminar and let’s find out!



About the Speaker

Helen is a coach and nurse, with over 30 years’ experience of working in health and wellbeing. She is the founder of Practical Wisdom, a not-for-profit organization supporting neurodivergent adults. From a child struggling at school due to her dyslexia, she has risen through the NHS ranks to become a Clinical Director with a remit that includes transgender health care. She is a dyslexic author and often jokes that also having ADHD traits has meant she lives 3 lives in one! Helen has a vibrant and cheeky (adopted) son who’s great at keeping her grounded, and she is passionate for a trauma-informed approach to be more mainstream.