Debbie Roche, mother of three, is a former health and social care lecturer.
Distressing experiences encouraged her to move into the mental health arena where she works as the Plymouth Mental Health Network Coordinator. She is a member of Healthwatch Plymouth and also sits on various strategic boards.
Utilising her lived experiences and theoretical knowledge of anorexia, Debbie founded No to Eating Disorders (NotED), www.noteduk.com - an eating disorder awareness and support group.
Alongside her work as an accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainer, Debbie also delivers a diverse range of mental health related awareness courses. Details of such courses can be found on by visiting www.snapshotmentalhealth.com, Debbie's own training organisation.
Although Debbie has seen some of her poetry in print, this is her first book.
Originally from Sheffield, Debbie now lives in Plymouth.