She founded Luminate after almost a decade of working in high-pressure environments, where work/life balance and mental health were never treated as a priority. She experienced and witnessed high-stress levels, exhaustion and eventually burnout, which is when she came to the conclusion that looking after employees’ mental and physical health at work was the key to high performance and a thriving organisation.
After training as a mindfulness teacher, Mel started to work with businesses and individuals to help improve mental health in the workplace and beyond. She is extremely passionate about the benefits and results of wellbeing programmes on both the individual and the organisation.
Mel is trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and is a level-one mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) teacher. She is also a mental health first-alder. She enjoys practicing yoga, cooking and travelling to new places.