Speaking events and Training professionals

Since publishing, The Skies I’m Under, I have enjoyed training professionals about caring for families with children with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions. Being a trained nurse as well as a parent, means I have insight into what life is like on both sides of the bed.

I believe that understanding the family’s perspective helps professionals communicate with parents and children more effectively.


‘Rachel produces  fantastic resources, all fully referenced and evidence based yet accessible and powerful.’ 

Sarah Clayton , CEO, Simple Stuff Works


“Rachel’s dedication and enthusiasm for her work is infectious. She speaks from the heart and is a true advocate for families and their children. It is a pleasure to work with her.”

Anna Waugh, MD Simple Stuff Works


Testimonies from training sessions at East Anglian Children’s Hospice 2017

98% trainers found the training ‘Extremely useful’.


‘This session is a must.’


‘So relevant and helpful. Probably the most insightful training I have been on.’


‘This session is invaluable for anyone caring for children and young people accessing our service.’


‘Particularly enjoyed the personal journey Rachel shared.’


‘Fantastic, engaging, thought provoking and insightful training.’


‘A fantastic presentation that really was a true eye opener.’


‘Really great, well-presented presentation. Lots of food for thought!’


‘A really great session, helping to gain an understanding and importance of good relationship with families and effective communication.


 ‘A very good session enabling reflection in our interactions with families.’


‘Excellent – really engaging presentation.’


‘Honest and open discussion. A glimpse into the emotional side of parenting a child with complex needs.’


‘Really insightful and thought provoking.’


‘Very informative and valuable session.’


‘So interesting and worthwhile.’


‘We need more time on this.’

For more information or to book me to provide training, speak at your conference/event or facilitate a parent workshop please get in touch.

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