Training Team Leader, YoungMinds
Bianka is an HCPC registered Dramatherapist with over 20 years worth of experience of devising and delivering workshops and training. She has worked creatively with young people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds in the UK, Germany, France and Ireland, focusing on improved self worth and identity. She has worked with children and young people, as well as adults with severe mental health issues. Since joining YoungMinds in October 2014, Bianka has led a variety of projects nationwide. She developed a self-harm and suicide prevention training for the London Borough of Barnet and led a consultation process with County Durham working with schools to promote resilience. As well as delivering training and working on nationwide projects Bianka is one of the team leaders within the Training and Consultancy team. Having a keen interest in mindfulness, Bianka has consulted to Puffin Publishing House on their illustrated book “Calm with the Very Hungry Caterpillar” (published in June 2016) introducing and guiding children through a calming process based on a mindfulness breathing exercise.