skip to Main Content
Menu
Kara Leatherbarrow – CYP Practitioner & Wellbeing Check-in Volunteer

Kara Leatherbarrow – CYP Practitioner & Wellbeing Check-in Volunteer

Where do you live?

I live in Broadstone, Dorset

What is your role within Dorset Mind Your Head?

I am a CYP Practitioner and Wellbeing Check-in volunteer

What led you to Dorset Mind?

I was aware of what a brilliant organisation Dorset Mind was. Over the years, I have fundraised for them, so when looking to help other individuals, through my personal experience and clinical psychology degree, I knew Dorset Mind was the right fit.

What are your interests outside of work?

I love theatre and dance. I also enjoy yoga, seeing my friends, knitting and walking my two dogs.

What is your story in relation to mental health?

My mental health journey began when I was 17 when I developed PTSD and an eating disorder. I have since accessed various mental health support. However, engaging in psychotherapy and DBT skills helped me manage my mental health. I also learnt how important it was to speak and use the support of my friends and family. I then decided to go to university to study clinical psychology and, I aim to utilise my lived experiences and knowledge to help others.

If you could give someone a piece of advice, what would it be?

It is more than okay to take a break. Sometimes the best way to support ourselves is to slow down and rest.

What is one self-care tip that you have found helpful?

Scheduling in specific times of the day for rest or enjoyable activities.

Please support our work

We couldn't do what we do without support from people like you. With your help, we
can be there for everyone who needs us.

Make a donation today

Back To Top
×Close search
Search