Conversations That Matter: Natasha Devon

We all have a brain and therefore a mental health. Here, Natasha Devon describes three skills which everyone needs to survive modern life, wherever they are on the mental health spectrum. " " " "Natasha will be signing copies of her new book at the end of the talk and copies can be bought on the night from the Little Apple Bookshop's pop up bookstall. " " " "Speaker Biography " " " "Natasha Devon MBE is a writer & campaigner. She tours schools and colleges throughout the UK, delivering talks as well as conducting research on mental health, body image, gender and social equality. She regularly speaks at Parliament and gives evidence to the Education and Health Select Committees, representing the interests of teenagers and teachers. In 2016, the Sunday Times and Debretts named Natasha one of the 500 most influential people in Britain. " " " "Natasha writes regularly for the Guardian, is a former columnist for Cosmopolitan Magazine and currently has a weekly column in the Times Educational Supplement. ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Being Mental: An A-Z’ by Natasha Devon will be published in May 2018, by Bluebird Books at Pan MacMillan. " " " "Natasha is a certified trainer for Mental Health First Aid England and Beat (formerly the Eating Disorders Association). She consults with a range of mental health, body image and diversity-focused charities, sharing the results of her research as well as gaining the benefit of their expertise. She is also a Fellow of the University of Wales: Aberystwyth and advises them, as well as other universities, on campus wellbeing. In 2015 Natasha was awarded an MBE for her services to young people. " " " " " " " "Event Timings: " " " "17.30 Doors open " " " "18.00 Talk commences " " " "19.15 Event closes " " " "Location: De Grey Court " " " "If you have any queries about this event or any University event please contact the Events Office on " " " "t: 01904 876654 or e:

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    York St John University

    De Grey Lecture Theatre York St John University


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    04/06/2018 6:00 PM

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    04/06/2018 7:45 PM

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About Natasha Devon

Natasha Devon MBE is a campaigner who has dedicated her life to researching and educating others on mental health, body image and social equality. For the past decade she has toured schools, universities and events throughout the UK speaking about these issues. She has advised politicians, staged protests both on and offline to effect social change and most recently created the Mental Health Media Charter, to ensure that the landscape of mental health reporting is both responsible and stigma-reducing.

Natasha writes regularly for the Guardian and Telegraph and had a column in Cosmopolitan magazine, ‘The Last Word’, for three years. She currently writes a weekly column for the Times Educational Supplement.

Natasha is a TV and radio regular, making appearances on programmes like This Morning, Channel 4 News, Sky News, LBC and Woman’s Hour. She also featured in BBC3’s ‘How to Live with Women’, Channel 4’s ‘Gok’s Teens’ and presented BBC iWonder ‘Why Do I Earn Less than a Man?’

Natasha is a fellow of the University of Wales, Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year 2012 and in 2015 the Sunday Times and Debretts named her one of the 500 most influential people in Britain.

She has co-authored a number of books, as well as her own book A Beginners Guide to Being Mental published by Bluebird, 2018.