Diversity, Mental Health, Motivation & Performance
£150 - £500
3 Month Minimum
Anne Larkin, a former police constable, born and raised in Bradford before moving to the East Coast, developed a passion for writing at a young age. Whilst working at a coffee bar behind the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford where she served both actors and artists, she met her beloved husband Graham and started a family.
Unfortunately, tragedy struck when Anne's husband of 37 years passed away unexpectedly in 2019. Having to deal with the loss of Graham, and the isolation of Covid 19, things took a turn for the worst when Anne found comfort in companionship through people she’d met online. Her story took a dark turn when she found out the people she was speaking to, weren’t who they said they were.
Anne’s story of heartbreak, loss and dealing with grief inspired her to help others and gave her an ability to speak to others through writing. She poured her heart and soul into her work, using it as a form of therapy and a way to connect with others who had experienced similar loss.
Anne's experiences have led to numerous interviews and appearances on national television and radio programs, including interviews with Kate Delaney, Logan Crawford, and Philip and Holly on This Morning.
In 2023, Anne is now looking to help people to understand the like of grief, PTSD, and mental health following the loss of a loved one through public speaking. A talk that will leave the audience feeling inspired and empowered.
In this powerful and thought-provoking talk, we will delve into the complex world of mental health, grief, PTSD, and survival. Anne will share their personal journey and insights, shedding light on the unique ways in which grief affects each person differently. Exploring the challenges of living with PTSD, and how we can better support those who are struggling with this condition. Along the way, we will discover the transformative power of survival and resilience, and how we can harness these qualities to overcome adversity and thrive. But perhaps most importantly, we will learn how we can change the way we behave as a society, breaking down the stigma and shame that too often surround mental health issues, and building a more compassionate, understanding, and supportive community. This is a talk that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered, with a fresh perspective on the power of the human spirit.