I felt then that it was something I wanted to train to do, to be able to help others in a time of great need. We were unable to access the treatment privately after his allotted sessions finished at the hospice as no one in the region was offering the treatment.
I therefore decided to complete my training in ‘M’ Technique and Aromatherapy. I feel due to my vast experience as a Registered Nurse and personal circumstances I fully understand the challenges people face and I want to be able to help.
I was asked to be on the Board of Trustees for a large North East Charity, Coping with Cancer North East. Starting in 2017 I will be working for them on a voluntary basis.
It is very important to me to be able to give back in some small way the kind care and attention we received."
Helen progressed into management and worked for a large very well respected Nursing Home provider and became the youngest Manager in the North East at the time, providing registered ‘hospital beds’ within a private facility. Helen loved this role but decided she needed more flexibility in her working life. She decided to work on an as required basis travelling all over the North East working in Nursing Care Facilities and Young Persons Units as a Registered Nurse helping to solve any problems and issues they had. Helen was still working in this role when her first husband was given his cancer diagnosis and she had to give up her work to care for him.
Helen’s personal life revolves around her horse that she has had for many years. She loves to go riding along the beach, through the fields or along to St Mary’s Light House at Whitley Bay. She also loves to exercise (Yoga, Pilates and Hiit Fit) as it releases all those feel good hormones keeping her feeling motivated and positive. Most holidays are spent at the Lake District hill walking even if it is raining! She is a promoter of healthy eating and grows her own veggies and makes lots of delicious meals with whatever she has grown as cooking is another thing she likes to do. As well as volunteering she supports many animal charities. Helen feels very strongly about helping and caring for others and always wants people to feel they have had her focused attention with good intent.