More about Teresa Clark
Teresa Clark, founder of The Wellness Revolution, has been recognised as one of the UK’s most influential mental health experts by the InsideOut LeaderBoard 2021 alongside Dame Kelly Holmes, former Premier League Footballer, Clarke Carlisle, and senior leaders from Deloitte, PWC, NatWest, JP Morgan and Sanofi.
Since 2019, the InsideOut LeaderBoard has been smashing the stigma surrounding mental health and wellbeing in the workplace by celebrating leading executives like Teresa who are willing to speak openly about their mental health challenges and experiences.
In 2007, Teresa received a four-year prison sentence for the tragic deaths of three of her friends in a car accident, where she fell asleep at the wheel after a festival. She nearly lost both of her legs and was diagnosed with severe PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
The years that followed have led Teresa on a turbulent journey of personal recovery from extreme physical injury, psychological and emotional trauma. But she knew she could never give up, and prison became a critical turning point: Her deep remorse and transformative journey birthed a life trajectory centred around a deep passion and purpose to help others.
Over the last 12 years, Teresa has worked tirelessly to break down the stigma around mental health across the criminal justice system, the NHS and both the private and charity sectors. She’s worked with everyone from ex-offenders to the most disadvantaged and severely mentally ill members of society, championing the power of positive thinking, to help people to grow beyond their traumatic experiences, showing how even in our darkest moments there is always reason for hope.
Teresa has also been a leading expert driving awareness of mental health issues locally and nationally. Mental health and wellbeing continue to be one of the biggest problems in the UK, with 1 in 4 people experiencing a mental health problem of some kind each year in England alone. Yet every day, many people are still uncomfortable discussing their mental health issues, particularly at work.
Founded in 2019 The Wellness Revolution, is an organisation that helps businesses to transform culture, enhance employee experience and prioritise employee wellbeing. By supporting people to live happier and healthier lives they inspire organisations to expand their horizons beyond profit, to their impact in the world.
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