So, by now you will know my name is Natalie, though most that know me call me ‘nat’ or ‘nats’. I answer to all! I reside in Motherwell with my husband and my wee boy.
In terms of my background, my working life is in facilitating communities on various drama/play/ and arts projects. I work largely with third sector/voluntary sector and charities where I utilise my skills in creative play and arts projects/ workshops for families. I’m a storyteller and crafter. I love working on community arts projects with theatre companies and people having a platform for ‘creative opportunity’.
I am also a mental health champion. I am the deputy of ‘Glasgow Pandas’. Panda’s is a uk wide perinatal mental health charity. In my role I have to be a listening ear, signpost outlets and resources to those that need it, facilitate sessions, network and liaise with charities, speak at events and just be a support. It is the part I like to play in the destigmatizing of mental health conditions. ‘it is all health’. I love, love, love cinema and film. I’m a bit of a geek really! I indulge in binge watches, old movies and documentaries. Equally I am a massive music fan and gig goo-er. I am rarely seen without my earphones in listening to a podcast or two! I am a lover of all things vintage. I like arts & crafts and also do a bit of baking. I love theatre, books and creative writing. I walk everywhere, and occasionally dabble with my bicycle! And when I’m not doing all of that I’m a mum to a very funny wee boy which involves a lot of play!