Helen’s passion is to help children and communities experience the joy of engaging creatively and harmoniously with the natural world. Helen is a trained mindfulness and nature connectedness teacher and a nature crafts practitioner. Before founding Wholehearted Childhood, Helen was Head of England for Save the Children, responsible for the charity’s nationwide work to support children in poverty. She has designed and led many successful childhood and education programmes, for the Department of Education, children’s charities and the Mayor of London, including the award-winning London Curriculum. Helen studied Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge University, with a particular focus on child development and education.
Kiran is a paediatrician and research scientist. He has a keen interest in the relationship between emotional and physical wellbeing and his scientific expertise helps to make sure our work is evidence based. Kiran trained and worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Kate is head of key stage 2 at Harpenden Academy and has a life-long passion for learning that helps children to flourish and to discover and engage with the world around them.
Jude is a woods and sustainability expert, with extensive experience of community engagement in projects that support the natural environment and the wellbeing of those involved.