Meet The Creators
The Positive Planner is the brainchild of Ali and Finn, two mums on a mission to break the stigma around mental health.
I’m Ali, a design graduate with a passion for beautiful design. I live in Bath with my partner Anthony and our two toddlers Max and Orla.
After Orla was born, I was diagnosed with Postnatal Depression. It was the first time I’d suffered any mental health issues, and I was completely shocked at how little support was available, other than medication.
As a creative soul, I used journaling and crafting to support my recovery, and this helped massively. I thought that if it could help me, it could help other women in the same situation, and the idea for the Positive Planner was born.
I’m Finn, co-owner of a beauty and hairdressing salon. I live in Cambridge with my husband Oli and our baby son Jasper-Fox.
I’ve suffered with anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember, but it really surfaced during my adolescent years, and has been a regular part of my life ever since. After my son was born, I went through a very low period.
This is when I connected with Ali, as she was sharing ideas about the Positive Planner on social media.
We both feel that there was very little support for us during our most difficult times. We truly understand how debilitating mental health problems can be, but this is not the whole picture. There can be some beautiful moments between the dark clouds, and we wanted to create something that would help give people more of these moments in their lives.
Mental health that touches each and every one of us, and we want our Positive Planner movement to become a symbol of solidarity and acceptance for what is sometimes seen as a taboo subject.