Our Team

Di Harrill (MBE)

Lead Teacher, KS3 Advisor & Trainer

Di is Lead Teacher for Facts4Life and has contributed to the development of Key Stage 3 materials and training of teachers. She is also Learning Lead for PSHE at Newent Community School, Secondary Lead for Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning and general PSHE consultant.

Di’s passion for PSHE and deep subject knowledge led to her work as an Advanced skills teacher and subsequently her contribution to GHLL, taking a leading role in the development of the website, GHLL Award and more recently, the People in the Know (PinK) Curriculum and Mental Health Champions Award. She has been involved in the creation of numerous secondary resources and staff training, particularly in sensitive areas, such as suicide and sexual consent, and has also been involved in helping to develop the Dove Confident Me resources for teachers. She took part in the Women in the World conference and is featured in the teacher’s support videos on the Dove website.

June 2018 – Our warmest congratulations to Di upon receipt of an MBE for services to education.

Rachel McKenna

RSE Advisor & Trainer

Rachel is an experienced contraception and sexual health nurse and health adviser working within Gloucestershire Contraception and Sexual health services since 1996. She brings this wealth of experience to her work advising Facts4Life on sexual health. Within her clinical role she works part time at the main hub of sexual health and also across the county in the nurse led peripheral community clinics also providing a drop in service at a further education establishment.

Rachel’s great love is teaching. She engages with a huge range of learners- healthcare professionals, teachers, pharmacists and young people. This includes study days for nurses nationwide, training sessions for local medical councils in the south west, sex and relationships training days for primary and secondary PHSE teachers, as well as resource development work in many of Gloucestershire’s secondary schools and colleges.

Rachel is an engaging speaker who weaves factual and important information with humour to create a memorable yet enjoyable learning experience.


Belinda Heaven

MH Advisor

Belinda has acted as mental health consultant to Facts4life and has contributed to the creation of mental health resources within the programme. She is a qualified nurse and has many years’ experience in developing and delivering training packages in a variety of settings to accompany an extensive number of publications on issues that affect mental and emotional well-being.

Belinda has had two books published on emotional and mental wellbeing that include resources for people working with children and young people. Having worked for Gloucestershire County Council for seven years as lead consultant for emotional wellbeing, she established her own company to provide an independent service.

Belinda is a member of the national training team for Mental Health First Aid England and also a leading teacher for Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning.