Bethan Buswell

Digital Engagement Officer

Bethan co-ordinates internal and external engagement with the charity. From stories, podcasts, blogs and other web copy to our social media channels, raising awareness around prevention, self-care and campaign change.

Work experience

Bethan took part in MHFs internship scheme before applying for the role. She was a Communications Intern in the Autumn 2017.

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.

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 and Complex Trauma.

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, 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.