Fliss has always loved being creative and, combining this with a strong business sense, graduated university to start her marketing career. She quickly climbed to a senior account management role within a branding and design agency.
However, after an accumulation of prolonged stress she was diagnosed with bipolar and an eating disorder and was admitted to psychiatric hospitals on several occasions over seven years. She now dedicates her time to campaigning on mental health issues. She is on a ‘crusade’ to raise awareness, educate, increase acceptance and inspire.
Fliss is a writer for two online magazines, mental health charities and runs a popular blog. She guest speaks through MIND, MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) England and at universities to both business employees and students. Her insightful and heartrending book Madly Seeking Sanity (available on Amazon under the pen name Lola Jane) has received many five-star reviews. Many of her ‘moods and meds’ poetry has also been published, and she has featured in UK magazines to raise her profile through the media.
“This is the most important work I have ever done,” Fliss says. “I want to help bring mental health to light and make it real, understood and accepted because we all struggle in life and managing our mental health is a necessity and no different to physical illness.”
Fliss loves Netflix and Tarantino movies and counts fashion, music, bright colours and laughter as her favorite things.