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Using personal experience, Katie educates others on the issue of mental health. Her inspirational talks have led to her being commissioned to speak nationally, receiving on average 96% good/excellent feedback from delegates.

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Using personal experience, Katie educates others on the issue of mental health. Her inspirational talks have led to her being commissioned to speak all over the country, receiving on average 96% good/excellent feedback from delegates.


“Our volunteers were inspired and motivated by Katie’s talk. She was impressively knowledgeable on the subject and brought it alive. Her talk raised awareness and improved understanding of what some of our callers may be going through.” Marion, Regional Director of West Midlands Samaritans

I would recommend Katie as a speaker, you cannot fail to be impressed by her ability to articulate her experiences in such an accessible way and her drive to achieve in her business. Jason Hakin, Assistant Team Manager, Complex Children and Young People, Birmingham City Council

Media Coverage

  • Evening Standard Newspaper
  • The Guardian
  • The Huffington Post
  • BQ Live
  • Disrupts Magazine

Key Note Speeches Offered

  • Understanding Mental Health
  • The Advantages of Autism
  • Managing Stress in the Workplace

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • National Union of Teachers - SEND Conference
  • Autism in Girls, The Big Shout Conference – Autism and Employment
  • Birmingham CSR Summit 2016 – Social Enterprise
  • Diana Award - Inclusivity for all: promoting acceptance and addressing discrimination in schools. Mental Health Workshop
  • Birmingham Professional Services – Building Resilience in Young Employees
  • HR Forum Birmingham – Stress in the Workplace
  • Royal Society of Arts (RSA) – Mental Health
  • University of Birmingham – Well-being in the Workplace
  • Free the Children – Young People’s Mental Health
  • Birmingham City Council Autism Team– The Advantages of Autism
  • Coventry University – Building a Social Enterprise
  • North-West Samaritans Conference – Understanding Mental Health
  • Birmingham City Council Autism Practitioners – The Advantages of Autism
  • West Midlands Samaritans Conference – Understanding Mental Health
  • Skills Show, National Exhibition Centre – Dragon’s Den Pitch to Theo Paphitis

Audience members have included:

  • Theo Pathitis – Former Dragon’s Den Star
  • Felicity Varah Harding (The Founder of Samaritans, Chad Varah's daughter)
  • Carrie Grant – BBC Presenter and Vocal Coach

Web Links

Linkedin - http://bit.ly/katielinkedin

Website Profile - http://bit.ly/websiteprofile

Twitter - http://bit.ly/altruistuk

Katie’s Huffington Post Blog – http://bit.ly/katiealtruist

Recent Awards

  • Most Accelerated Business – Entrepreneurial Spark Birmingham 2016
  • Woman of the Year - Women of the Year Lunch 2014
  • Future Face of Business - NEF Challenge 2013
  • Solihull College Business Enterprise Student of the Year 2013

To find out more, please email info@altruistuk.com

Katie attended the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy where she set up Altruist in 2013. Since then, Katie has won various awards including Birmingham Mail's Young Achiever of the Year 2017, New Entrepreneurs Foundation 'Future Face of Business' and Entrepreneurial Spark's 'Most Accelerated Business'. She has also been a finalist in nine other award categories and in 2014, Katie was invited to attend the prestigious 'Women of the Year Lunch' in honour of her work raising awareness and reducing the stigma attached to mental health.

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