“I have heard Mandy speak on several occasions and to a variety of student audiences. She is someone young people can connect with – she never patronises them and is forthright in explaining her own experiences and the mistakes she now recognises she has made in life; she uses this as the basis for advising young people on how to avoid making similar mistakes. She is a safe but forthright pair of hands.
However, I was delighted to see her address our parent body with similarly forthright observations about ‘Parenting for Prevention’. Our parents seemed to ‘wake up’ as she spoke, and the questions they asked of Mandy were a clear indication of the extent to which they valued and respected her experience.”
Claire Kelly, Deputy Head, Pastoral – South Hampstead High School
“The McLellan Practice has provided us with excellent speakers at Westminster for over ten years. Anthony’s own presentation is carefully constructed and very well pitched for our boys. By taking a wider view, Anthony is able to highlight many of the issues that surround the use and abuse of alcohol and there is always plenty of useful and thought provoking information for everyone to take away from the talk. By covering issues that relate to family life and alcohol, Anthony makes his talk relevant to young people and his central message that good help is available to troubled drinkers, could give someone the confidence to come forward for help.
The McLellan Practice is always my first choice for PSHE speakers. Anthony has been so helpful over the years in providing relevant and engaging speakers for the boys and girls at Westminster. He is totally reliable and always willing to find the right person for our students.”
Amanda Jorgensen, Head of PSHE, Westminster School