Meet the Thrive In The City team
Thrive in the City is holding its first event on Monday the 27th November at various locations around London. The aim of November 27th is to provide a range of ‘experiences’ for workers and residents in the City – free of charge – that support their mental wellbeing. As well as providing the range of free events to celebrate mental health in the City, the founders will also use the day as an opportunity to collect the valuable data they need to understand what activities City workers and residents would value to support their mental wellbeing.
So let’s meet the founding team….
Will Nicholson is an ACA qualified Chartered Accountant who worked for 10 years at Ernst &Young and Deloitte at a senior managerial level. Will’s main passion is facilitating, connecting and cross boundary working to create partnerships that improve health and well being.
Will works closely with a number of groups including Dragon’s Café, Health Foundry – part of Guy’s and Thomas’ Charity – and a variety of collaborations in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. He has previous experience within the social enterprise sector and managed two post-merger integrations at The Princes Trust.
Will supports his own wellbeing through squash, yoga, Dad’s football and as a volunteer runner at Goodgym.
Stacy Thompson has specialised within the Mental Health sector for 15 years. Having qualified as a mental health nurse, Stacy soon realised that the role she could fulfil was of a more holistic nature and so she achieved her ambition to set up a consultancy to support corporate professionals three years ago. Her aim is to make organisations and individuals think differently about how they act. Stacy sits on the leadership team for Minds@work where her responsibilities include coordinating educational events and managing the network through collaboration.
Stacy supports her own wellbeing through mindfulness, taking time out to binge on Netflix (and not feel guilty!) and hanging out with her friends and family.
Julia Hillman worked in the City for 17 years as a Senior Manager at the Bank of England, FSA and PRA. Her main passion is to help others, be they individuals, organisations or teams to thrive. Since leaving the Bank of England in May, Julia has set up a Consultancy, ‘Second Mile’, allowing her to do just that.
Whilst at the Bank, Julia helped to establish the Bank’s Wellbeing Network whose initiative is “Think well, Live Well Be Well” and she was a member of the Bank Mental Health Network.
Julia supports her wellbeing through singing (whether in Lucky Voice or the car!), putting her trainers on to walk between meetings and taking time out to watch Nordic Noir TV (the subtitles help her concentrate!).
For more information regarding November 27th events and venues please visit www.thriveinthecity.co.uk