Working with clients including News UK, BlackRock, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the BBC. Rachel Kelly runs workshops for companies and charities, sharing her holistic approach to good mental health.


Rachel teaches participants to foster resilience and mental wellbeing by sharing her own personal experience, and evidence-based strategies relating to both body and mind. She includes aspects of mindfulness, nutrition and exercise, as well as poetry and prose as a vehicle for reflection, perspective and strength.

The impact of poor psychological wellbeing on productivity and the UK economy is undeniable.

Work-related stress and other mental health issues are estimated to be the biggest occupational health problem and the main causes of employee absence.

Rachel offers bespoke, inspirational and practical workshops tailored to your business that demonstrate how to implement good mental health practice, and deliver a tangible return on your investment in mental health management.


Heal Your Mind:

Fostering resilience through the power of poetry.

Heal Your Mind:

Fostering resilience through the power of poetry.


“After Rachel gave her talk at Linklaters, so many people were talking about it. While she was speaking I looked around the room and a vast range of people in the building had come. From suited lawyers, to business services people as well as Ryan from the post room. I haven’t seen our conference room that full for years! She delivered a difficult subject so naturally and did not scare us off with psychobabble.”

Joanna Healey – Linklaters LLP

How To Walk On Sunshine Workshops

One hour workshop based on her best-selling book, ‘Walking on Sunshine’, that teach participants how to foster resilience and good mental health.

Rachel shares strategies relating to both body and mind, with the help of group exercises.

Healing Words Workshops

These workshops are usually formatted in a four part series in which participants meet once a week for a one hour session. Each week Rachel shares a selection of poems reflecting an arc from dark to light over the course of the month.

Groups usually comprise eight to twelve people, which allows for everyone to be involved.


Feed Your Mind:

Eating for optimum mental health.

Feed Your Mind:

Eating for optimum mental health.


“Just to let you know how much I enjoyed your workshop. I spoke to the others, during and at the end and they were equally impressed. Seriously, I needed this talk. It has changed my outlook on cooking. Thank you for enlightening us.
It was brilliant!”

Eva Broberg

Workshop 1

A one off, one hour workshop summing up the latest research and evidence on what to eat for optimum mental health. The workshop shares what Rachel has learnt over the past five years working with nutritional therapist Alice Mackintosh.

The workshop includes Rachel’s personal story, as well as sharing general advice based round her Golden Rules for a Happy Kitchen. The workshop is based on her book ‘The Happy Kitchen: Good Mood Food’, a UK bestseller: which is published by Short Books (behind the 5;2 diet) and includes the recipes developed to boost your mood, keep you calm and help you sleep.

Participants would be given a book at the end of the workshop.

Workshop 2

This is a series of seven workshops. The first is a general introduction to Rachel’s Golden Rules for a Happy Kitchen. The next six workshops address in turn the symptoms of low mood and anxiety, and what to eat to overcome them and boost your wellbeing.

Each workshop reflects Rachel’s own experience, where the research currently stands, as well as recipes developed to address each symptom.

Participants will be given a copy of the book at the end of the course.

“My grace is sufficient for thee; my strength is made perfect in weakness”



“My grace is sufficient for thee; my strength is made perfect in weakness”