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Hieda Coffee Meeting Forum – What is SOKE?

30th January 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

  • Date: 30 January 2023
  • Time: 10:30 – 11:30 
  • Venue: Zoom 

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Today we will be joined by Ed Lowther from SOKE which is a psychotherapy and counselling service based in London that specialises in children and young people. The aim and purpose of which is to help support whilst waiting for CAMHS specialist services. Their trained experts support a wide range of mental health issues.

Jane Graham, Director, Hieda

Trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, Jane has over 30 years of nursing background, Many of them in trauma and intensive care. Whilst in PICU, she had a number of different roles. Nine years of that included a role as a specialist retrieval nurse (CATS) that entailed travelling around the country to stabilise and bring back critically unstable children. To do this she learned advanced nursing and basic medical skills in resuscitation, all medical conditions, and trauma.

She went on to teach these skills to student nurses, qualified nurses and junior doctors as the Practice educator on intensive care. This role also involved lecturing regularly at South Bank University. She has been a DSL for Safeguarding at an independent boarding school where she was Lead Nurse. She is also an instructor for Qualsafe, an awarding body approved by the HSE. She is currently the director of Hieda and director of health and wellbeing for the BSA Group.

Ed Lowther, Head of Soke Performance & Education

Built on the foundation of his time as an officer with the British Army, Ed has built up extensive experience in understanding the problems facing a range of organisations and creating solutions that meet the intricate needs of businesses, when managing, sustaining, and supporting their people. His post-army career has included working in PwC’s People and Organisation consulting team, and more recently at BE Education, where he built a strong understanding of the requirements of the UK private education sector.

Ed leads the development and provision of The Soke’s bespoke mental health programmes and structured in-house solutions.


30th January 2023
10:30 am - 11:30 am


Health in Education Association