Alix Sheppard has worked in the field of Public Health for over 20 years, in the voluntary sector and for the NHS, specialising in the development of community projects to reduce health inequalities at local, regional and national level.
She is UKPHR registered (PR0322) and a practitioner member of the Faculty of Public Health, FRSPH and FRSA.
Her interest in community health and wellbeing stretches beyond her work, as a volunteer she chairs the organising committee for Brightlingsea WinterFest, a music and arts festival held annually to promote mental wellbeing and raise money for Mind, the mental health charity and in 2017 the team was recognised with a Pride of Tendring Award, in 2019 a Pride of Essex award. In total this project has raised over £30,000 and now delivers a “Winterfest Wellbeing Fund” a grants programme to support members of the local community to access sports, arts and wellbeing activities.
See below for publicity and press coverage of the many projects she has been involved with.
Her vision for Health Talks is to develop a company which can offer evidence based public health training to all sectors, with the aim of providing subsidised training and consultancy to the voluntary and public sectors.
Cassi has had extensive experience in administration and finance, having worked in the banking and mortgage sector for many years before joining Health Talks Ltd. Her organisational and communication skills are excellent and she is responsible for engaging with stakeholders to ensure that the highest standards are maintained in the delivery of all our programmes.
Moving from the banking and finance sector has been an interesting move for Cassi and she is enjoying developing her public health knowledge, and working with people at all levels across the public health community.