Bethan Buswell

Social Media Manager

Bethan manages the social media accounts for the charity.

With the goal of informing and empowering our social media communities. To enable the public to live mentally healthier lives through public information and engagement. Mobilising our audiences through co-produced content and creativity.

Work experience

Bethan started at the Foundation in 2017 as a Communications Intern. She progressed to the role of Digital Engagement Officer and most recently has become the Social Media Manager.

Before joining the Foundation, Bethan worked as a Personal Assistant at Hiscox for four years with part of her role involving chairing the charity and social committees.

Since graduating University, Bethan has been involved in many voluntary projects from facilitating self-help groups and guitar groups to campaigning for women’s rights, mental health rights and partaking in advisory boards and workshops for improving sexual violence services. Bethan has also started her own project for women who have experienced trauma.

Studies

Bethan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, and has completed one-off courses in democratic development and positive psychology via the online platform Coursera.

Lived experience

Bethan has lived experience of Cyclothymia, Complex Trauma, ADHD and Dyspraxia.

Self care 

To look after her mental health, Bethan uses creativity as a form of expression when her mental health makes talking difficult. She does this via song writing, poetry, and singing. Fitness is also a central part of her lifestyle through yoga, cycling, weights and running. Bethan makes sure she uses mindfulness and gets outdoors to appreciate the green space to keep herself present.

For Bethan having a healthy balance in her life is key to good mental health.