Bethan Buswell

Communications Intern

Bethan assists the communications team with digital communications outputs, external relationship building, and communications with supporters and stakeholders.

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 in the York office.

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.

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.

Bethan has lived experience of anxiety, depression, cyclothymia and PTSD.

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, singing, performing and guitar. Fitness is also a central part of her lifestyle through yoga 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.