Suzanne is a Birmingham-based businesswoman who runs a B2B marketing and training agency in the city. Her personal experiences with mental health, as well as caring for her husband and daughter through their illnesses, have fuelled her desire to support the Kaleidoscope Plus Group’s vision and work.

In 2015, when her daughter became seriously ill with depression and anxiety, Suzanne decided that she didn’t want another parent to face the journey of caring for a mental ill child alone and began to develop a program of peer support and help, initially via a Facebook group.

The group, which has over 2,200 members and counting, offers free support from professionals and understanding and advice from other parents. She is currently writing a book to help parents manage their expectations of the journey of caring through a mental illness, and what that will mean for them, their relationship with their children and each other.