70/30 Ambassador for Reading, Linda Dee established the ‘Mental Health Starts in the Womb’ conference to enable large-scale understanding of baby brain development, how that affects mental health and to showcase primary prevention. At the event WAVE Trust Founder & CEO, George Hosking presented the charity’s ACE-prevention Pioneer Community project and the 70/30 Grass Roots national campaign. His presentation was very impactful on the audience who were described by Linda as ‘shaken in a good way and inspired’.
Throughout the day a dozen people signed up to learn more about the Grass Roots campaign and how to get involved with the 70/30 network and plenty more people visited the WAVE table, took leaflets and asked questions of WAVE Trust’s Anthoulla Koutsoudi. Both George and Anthoulla were very pleased to also meet Richmond 70/30 Ambassadors, Daphne Cotton and Amy Dobson at the conference, asking questions of speakers and participating in discussions.