Elitsa Dermendzhiyska is an entrepreneur with experience in stock investing, grant funding and digital innovation across the US, Asia and Europe. Following a battle with depression, she took a career break to study mental health.
For nearly two years, she has been collecting clinical evidence from psychology, genetics and neuroscience, as well as personal stories from artists, professionals, young people, therapists, activists, nurses, researchers and others touched by mental health.
Seb is a product designer and frontend developer. He has co-founded several companies – most recently, GetAgent.co.uk (estate agent comparison site) where he served as the company’s Chief Product Officer until his departure in August 2017. He is also the co-founder of JAM London, a training company for digital design and product professionals.
He has also worked with various organisations that promote mental health wellbeing, including the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MISP), and has first-hand experience of how stress can affect your mental health if left unchecked.
Annie is a former NHS counsellor, currently in private practice, who believes in a model of therapy that works with the whole person – mind, feelings, body and spirit. She is a published author writing about grief and co-founder of a company that designs bespoke wellbeing away days for businesses.