Inspirational Speaker, author, poet, founder of Compassionate Voices CIC & creator of The Power of YOU Wellbeing & Empowerment Programme
Sharon Bull came to Jigsaw’s mental health support group yesterday to talk to my clients that are all hoarders.
They all appreciated a speaker that truly understands the condition. Thank you so much hope and I both our charities can work together in the future
Alison Waring - Hoarding Support Worker , Jigsaw Support Scheme
A selection of the feed back forms for the Happy Cafe talk.
A truly inspirational talk by a caring, kind and motivational individual. Thank you.
A passionate speaker! Thank you.
Are you me? Really enjoyed your energy!
Sharon was very inspiring. Really enjoyed it.
Great speaker. Provoked some real considerations about things I can do that might help my well-being & happiness.
What a great speaker – very much enjoyed my evening.
Enjoyed myself. Thank you. Has helped me. Somethings what have been mentioned are true.
Enjoyed talk. Lots of positive things to take away.
I really liked the Happy Cafe. It was nice to hear about mental health and useful tips to be mindful and focus on things that you enjoy.
A really enjoyable, positive and friendly evening. Looking forward to coming again.
Attendees, Happy Cafe - Derby
Sharon very kindly gave up her time to come and speak at the Happy Cafe.
She was a passionate and engaging speaker who offered a message of hope. Her willingness to share her personal story was incredibly generous and she inspired those who came to listen. Thank you Sharon.
Bec Haynes, Happy Cafe (Derby)
We were delighted to welcome Sharon back to Spalding High School to speak to Year 8 as part of their PSHCE programme, which coincided with World Mental Health Day.
Sharon fully engaged with the students throughout the presentation, which this year included a fifteen minute question and answer session. Sharon did not have enough time to answer all of the many questions posed by the students but she circulated around the Hall answering as many as she could in a frank, honest and age appropriate way. The students asked some searching and thoughtful questions and whilst many seasoned teachers would shy away from a Q & A with 150 students, Sharon handled it beautifully and it was very successful indeed.
Tanya Waldron, Deputy Headteacher Spalding High School
THE SESSION WAS WELL RUN, THE USE OF POETRY IS KNOWN TO CONNECT BETTER THAN NORMAL SPEECH AND I AM SURE THIS RESONATES WITH SOME OF THE STUDENTS. I COULD EASILY SEE MYSELF IN A LOT OF IT.
Sharon commands the room well, deals with the more challenging behaviour, as well as being an engaging speaker. The topic is an important one, it is addressed well within the hour the students are in the session. Students are given time to reflect themselves and I am sure for at least one student per session, it has made a difference to them.
Kirsty Price , YR 11 Teacher, The Samworth Church Academy, Mansfield
WARM, FUNNY AND ENGAGING WITH THE STUDENTS.
Sharon was invited to be a part of our British Values drop down day and didn’t disappoint! Sharon was warm, funny and engaging with the students with a very powerful message to share.
I’d happily invite Sharon back to Newark Academy to attend another event.
Ali Brown , Community Engagement Co-ordinator, The Newark Family of Schools
THROUGH SHARON’S WARM AND ENGAGING DELIVERY, STUDENTS LISTENED ATTENTIVELY.
Sharon’s poem particularly resonated with the Year group with over 90% of the students, openly expressing similar sentiments felt over time. What followed was a very honest and yet subtle message about life not all being as it seems and how perceptions play such a huge downfall in our society. Through Sharon’s warm and engaging delivery, students listened attentively. They left the session feeling empowered to make positive choices about how they take care of their mental health and how important it is to give someone their hand in times of difficulty.
Suman Sharma, Head of Year 11 – Belper High School
AS PART OF OUR PSHCE PROGRAMME AND COMMITMENT TO TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH, WE WERE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME SHARON BULL TO SPALDING HIGH SCHOOL.
Sharon is an engaging, warm speaker who thoroughly captivated her audience for every minute of her hour-long presentation to Year 8 pupils and staff on anxiety, mental health and social media. Sharon’s talk was positive and upbeat and pitched at exactly the right level for her audience. Sharon shared her personal experiences, which really brought the presentation to life and importantly finished with some excellent practical advice for the pupils. It was amazing and uplifting to hear a hall full of 150 Year 8 pupils and staff shouting out ‘Don’t let anyone say you can’t, because you can!’ We very much look forward to working with Sharon and with the Shaw Mind Foundation again in the future.
Tanya Waldron, Deputy Headteacher Spalding High School
ALL THE LADIES AT CALVER WI FOUND SHARON’S TALK FUNNY, INTERESTING AND INSPIRING.
I can thoroughly recommend her presentation to others who are looking for a fascinating and thought-provoking evening.
Catherine Ballard, Calver & District WI
INSPIRING, EMOTIVE, EMOTIONAL, HEART WARMING AND THOUGHT PROVOKING.
Just some of the words used to describe Sharon’s recent presentation. She was engaging and at one with her audience as she shared her story with open honesty. Thank you Sharon you did a great job.
Ruth Lloyd-Williams, Network She
I JUST WANTED TO SAY A MASSIVE THANK YOU SHARON FOR YOUR INSPIRATIONAL TALK, PRESENTATION AND INTERACTION WITH STAVELEY ST JOHN AMBULANCE CADETS.
We all thoroughly enjoyed it and it certainly gave us all something to think about. Wishing you continued success and good luck with your book launch in August.
Debbie Rutter, Staveley St John Ambulance Cadets
I HAVE SEEN SHARON TALK TO A WIDE VARIETY OF AUDIENCES. SHE HAS THE ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH EACH GROUP, PRESENTING A TALK WHICH IS RELEVANT TO THEIR NEEDS, ENTERTAINING AND MEANINGFUL AT THE SAME TIME.
Most recently she spoke at one of our local business forum meetings and sent us all home with something to think about. If you have not been to one of Sharon’s events, I recommend that you go and listen to her soon.
Paul Davies, Clowne Enterprise
SHARON ROCKS THE AGM!
Many thanks go to Sharon for an inspirational and moving session at our Annual General Meeting; a combination of music, poetry, visual art and audience participation that engaged our members and guests throughout. It was a life story with a serious message, but one that struck a chord with all who were present. We all came away uplifted and energised, with some messages of hope and recovery. Great stuff and well worth inviting her back again!
Phil Binding, Mental Health Action Group, Derby
I RECENTLY ENGAGED SHARON BULL FOR A MENTAL HEALTH EVENT ON BEHALF OF CHANGING MINDS – A MULTI-AGENCY PARTNERSHIP WHO ADDRESS THE ISSUES OF STIGMA AROUND MENTAL HEALTH AND RAISE AWARENESS OF MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS.
Sharon was a pleasure to work with. She attended planning meetings, site visits and prepared well for the event. She helped with advertising the event on social media, interviews with local publications and two radio interviews. On the day of the event she arrived in plenty of time to set up and sort out the equipment. Her performance was amazing. It was based on poetry that she had written about her life and her mental health problems and her recovery journey. She made us laugh, she inspired us, the whole experience was very heartwarming. She was very clear and explained quite complex psychological issues in a really simple, down to earth way. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to fully engage an audience in the often thorny subject of mental health and recovering from mental health.
Caron Kirkham, Changing Minds Co-ordinator and Enjoying Derby Project Manager Derbyshire Mind
MANY OF THE WOMEN WHO USE OUR CENTRE HAVE HAD DIFFICULT LIFE EXPERIENCES, INCLUDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS AND DEPRESSION. THEY “HAVE FACED MANY SETBACKS IN LIFE AFFECTING THEIR CONFIDENCE AND SELF ESTEEM.
Sharon Bull is a regular speaker at our Derby Women’s Centre Coffee Mornings. She is always very well organised and prepared. Her bubbly personality and warm manner is contagious, putting the service users instantly at ease. Sharon has the ability to communicate and form an effective rapport in both a one to one and group conversation.
Sharon treats service users, volunteers and staff with respect and raises everyone’s confidence and self esteem by sending them away with a huge smile on their faces, as she promises to do at the beginning of her talk. Sharon has everyone singing and dancing. Always an excellent, invigorating and enjoyable morning. Thank you, Sharon.
Elaine, Services Coordinator – Derby Women’s Centre
LOVED YOUR TALK THIS MORNING AT DERBY WOMENS CENTRE – TRULY INSPIRED ME!
Food for thought that came at the perfect time for me. I think you’re amazing and have certainly found your niche in life now… keep up the hard work, amazing if you could reach out to children in schools too. Wish you all the love, luck and happiness… you truly deserve it.
THANK YOU FOR LAST SATURDAY’S PRESENTATION, BOTH THE TEAM AND GUESTS FOUND YOU A REAL INSPIRATION.
You made us think, laugh and scream “bubbles”. I will certainly recommend you for other events going forward.
In fact I hope to have you back again in mid Summer, I will be in touch.
Pottery Corner, Chorlton, Manchester
AFTER HAVING THE PLEASURE OF ATTENDING ONE OF SHARON’S EVENTS I LEFT FEELING UPLIFTED AND VERY POSITIVE
She is a shining example to us all and living proof that personal heartache and issues cannot only be overcome but that our spirit and attitude can influence others in our search for happiness and success! An amazing lady!
SUCH A WONDERFUL AND WARM LADY. HER VIBRANT AND UPBEAT PERSONALITY SHINES THROUGH WITH HER OPTIMISTIC AND ENGAGING APPROACH TO LIFE’S STRUGGLES.
Through skilful wordplay and humorous anecdotes, she left us feeling light and fulfilled in both heart and mind. Bubbles!!