DR helen edwards, phd
Author & Award-winning Writer
Weaving Nature, Magic & History
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Welcome! My name is Dr Helen Edwards. I have a PhD in Psychology and I'm an Australian author of books for children and adults, represented by Golvan Arts Management. I'm also a freelance writer and storyteller for hire. Find my copywriting, grant writing and other services here.
In 2001 I founded an online counselling service to support people living with diabetes. It was the first in the world and it was a hit! You can see more here.
I've had type 1 diabetes since 1979 and a few other chronic conditions that can make life tricky. I live with anxiety and ADHD (diagnosed in adulthood) and like to include characters in my stories who are neurodivergent and/or who live with physical and mental health conditions, out in the world, having adventures.
In 2013 I started a sustainable living blog called Recycled Interiors, which is now merged at my blog here. I'm passionate about nature and inspiring action for our children's future. Animals and nature often feature in my stories.
I look forward to sharing stories with you, because they really can change the world.
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There are many reasons why human beings find nature to be a remedy for anxiety and depression and low mood. When you feel lost, or stifled, or angry, or upset, it’s often nature that brings you back to yourself, back to a place where you can continue to function. And it’s not just something you…
When all is harsh too loud, too much, too terrible, too sad… Build yourself a wall with sand and water Immerse your skin in salty sea Bathe in rays of sunshine gold Lie beside yourself expanding into endless horizons Feel the pull of tide And Moon And time Let go, be still, be free
I love a good adventure story and Pearly and Pig and The Great Hairy Beast, by the fabulous Sue Whiting, certainly kept me on the edge of my seat! This is the first in a new junior fiction series for Sue, an award-winning children’s and YA author and editor who has worked in publishing for…