The coronavirus pandemic has in recent months, rapidly swept across the world, causing a significant degree of fear, worry and concern. Its impact has been felt amongst certain groups in particular, older adults, care providers and those with and without underlying health conditions. In public mental health terms, the main psychological impact to date is elevated rates of stress or anxiety. As new measures and impacts are introduced – especially quarantine and its effects on many people’s usual activities, routines or livelihoods – levels of loneliness, depression, harmful alcohol and drug use and self-harm or suicidal behaviour are also expected to rise.
Against this backdrop of key challenges, I personally bring 15 years experience of working directly within the mental health sector, that has now led me to voicing projects for numerous mental health organisations in the UK, USA, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Morocco.
Clients that I have worked with in this unique field of voice over, have several key problems that I as the narrator have to solve. The first is my ability to understand the context of sensitive issues. Secondly, ensuring that I am able to remain informative, whilst conveying compassion, and sensitivity in both a conversational and engaging manner. Thirdly, asking relevant questions that contribute to the overall process with the client. Furthermore making sure that client feel that I continually aim to provide a good measure of competence and quality reassurance, whilst never losing sight of the target audience.
Notable clients that I have voiced for include: