Dr Helen Edwards, PhD

Children's and YA Author, Award-winning Writer and Poet. Content Writing and Management For Heartful Business.

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You're in the right place! My name is Dr Helen Edwards and I ADORE words - writing words, reading words, pondering words, listening to words, singing words, editing words. I also love a good chat! I have a PhD in Psychology, a Bachelor of Social Work, a Certificate in Narrative Therapy and a Certificate in Design. I am an award-winning writer and children's and YA author. I create and manage content for #HeartfulBiz

As an author I am represented by the very lovely Debbie Golvan at Golvan Arts Management.  I am currently working on a number of middle-grade and young adult novels.

I have wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. So, I went off and became a social worker! Seriously not writerly. But in fact, it was, because most of my work over the decades has been about people's stories.

In 2001 I founded an award-winning online counselling service to support people living with diabetes. It was the first in the world and it was a hit. I ran this for more than 16 years and won many awards for this work, including being a state finalist in the Australian of The Year Awards and The Telstra Business Women's Awards. You can see more here.

In my own life, I have had type 1 diabetes since 1979 and have quite a few other chronic conditions that can make things tricky, including stomach paralysis (gastroparesis), anxiety and ADHD. I am Mama to three beautiful sons and live in Adelaide with my children, hubby, 2 snuggly cats and a very energetic young Kelpie. In 2013 I started a sustainable living and design blog, which is now merged at my writing site here. I am passionate about our Mother Earth and inspiring action for our children's future.

I look forward to connecting with you, listening, sharing and creating words that tell your stories, Helen xxx

Join Me Socially

Come and join me on all major social platforms to chat books, writing, the world, life, laughter, love, adventures, homes, sustainability and all the things.

Find out more about my writing services

My writing services for #HeartfulBiz include websites, blogs, print materials, products, social media content creation and management.


"Helen is an experienced blogger and social media expert, and a pleasure to work with. Helen's strong communication skills, down-to-earth approach, creativity and perseverance, have been paramount in her successful approach to engaging audiences across multiple mediums. Helen's experience ranges from founding an online counselling service for people with diabetes to her sustainable living and decorating business, and now, as an author. Helen's successful approach to social media and blogging has seen her business grow and she continuously demonstrates a strong passion for health, wellbeing and sustainability."


Nicole Bassett


"​Helen Edwards is an expert on social media strategy. She has been a consultant to Decision Support Analytics Pty Ltd to develop the social media strategy to promote an innovative course at one of Australia's leading research Universities. She founded and managed Australia's most influential online diabetes counselling service for which she was a finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards. She has her own online business with over 140,000 followers, 82,000 on Facebook alone. I would recommend Helen for any social media development projects. Her advice is evidence-based and practical."


Dr Isabelle Skinner, Managing Director

Decision Support Analytics Pty Ltd.

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I have a unique blend of skills, qualifications and experience that mean I understand audience, voice and marketing strategies. As an award-winning writer, photographer and social media pioneer, with a PhD in psychology and qualifications in design, health and communication, I can create perfect content that sings your songs to the people you want to connect with. Let's chat about how I can help you.

Features and Awards

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1st Place Winner