TRAINING SERVICE LEAD
Leanne first started with Harmless as an intern in 2016, whilst completing her BA (Hons) in Special and Inclusive Education. Leanne began her career in pastoral support within primary schools, focused on inclusion and support for pupils with SEMH needs. This, paired with her lived experience supporting a family member with severe mental health needs initiated her interest for working in the field of Self harm and Suicide.
Leanne joined the Harmless, Let’s Talk Training, team in April 2019 as a Specialist trainer. She delivers a range of evidence-based CPD accredited training sessions on self-harm, suicide, and mental health across the UK. She is also a qualified ASIST instructor and Adult/Youth Mental Health First Aid Caregiver. Within her current role, as interim Operations Manager, Leanne oversees and manages the training operation. With the aim of creating vital funds to go directly back into our life saving support services.
The role of education within the field of Self harm and Suicide is an area Leanne is passionate about and recognises the need for all individuals to have knowledge and confidence to respond. Through training, Leanne hopes to equip and empower delegates to have lifesaving conversations and to promote the message of hope and recovery.
In her spare time, Leanne enjoys spending time with loved ones and taking her two sausage dogs Kevin and Colin on walks in the Lincolnshire Wolds.