Entries by Naomi Watkins

The End!

*Emotional trigger warning – content involves suicide* 11th June 2019 My last blog, on my last day in New Zealand! I can’t believe it’s also the last day of my six-week Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship, researching Suicide Prevention here and in Australia too. It has gone so quickly. I must admit, this last week […]

First week in New Zealand

*Emotional trigger warning – content involves suicide* 7th June 2019 My first week in New Zealand has flown by! I met two organisations in Auckland, both doing fabulous work, before flying on to Christchurch for the final week of my Winston Churchill Memorial Trust research fellowship into Suicide Prevention. What a truly fascinating time I’ve […]

My last week in Sydney!

*Emotional trigger warning – content involves suicide* 29th May 2019 My last week in Sydney flew by! I met with five organisations (one via Skype) and attended an event In Parliament, no less! Here’s a summary of my week. I started with a visit to a mental health organisation, the Blackdog Institute (BI), where I […]

My first week in Sydney!

*Emotional trigger warning – content involves suicide* 19th May 2019 My research as a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust fellow here in Australia continues to inspire me! I have visited 4 organisations in the past week in Sydney, all doing fantastic work for suicide prevention and support across Australia. I’m hearing about so many initiatives and […]

The last two meetings in Brisbane

*Emotional trigger warning – content involves suicide* 12th May 2019 What a busy few days I have had here in Australia! I’ve moved from Brisbane to Sydney to continue my research into Suicide Prevention, as a privileged fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. The findings and learning to date have been fascinating, with so […]

Meeting in Nundah and Glass Mountains!

*Emotional trigger warning – content involves suicide* 7th May 2019 What an amazing day I have had today! I met with a fantastic organisation called Headspace, at their Nundah branch. I was fortunate to spend time with the community engagement co-ordinator and the clinical services manager. What struck me about this service was the wrap-around […]

Greetings from Brisbane!

*Emotional trigger warning – content involves suicide and lived experience stories* 3rd May 2019 I have finally arrived in Brisbane! What an epic journey and my first experience of jet lag – it is really hard. Advice for those travelling long haul, allow at least 3 days before you have any meetings! Mmmm. I got […]

Naomi plans the trip of a lifetime!

Successful Lincoln counsellor Naomi Watkins is over the moon after scooping a highly prestigious research award! Naomi, who is Chief Executive of the phenomenally busy NWCH (Naomi Watkins Counselling Hub) is thrilled to be among 150 privileged people across the UK honoured to receive a Churchill Fellowship. And she is going to use her grant, […]

2nd Birthday Event – March 2019

Nearly 90 people who attended a celebration dinner in Lincoln heard how counsellors have been working with more than 580 people over the past year – including nearly 200 children. And diners at the Naomi Watkins Counselling Hub CIC’s (NWCH) 2nd Birthday Dinner at The Double Tree Hotel, were held rapt as the Hub’s Chief […]