Katie is a writer, lecturer, motivational speaker and an open water wild swimmer.
Katie Maggs lectures in Health Studies and is Deputy Head of Department at a Further Education College in Cornwall.
In the award winning short film - 'Tonic of the Sea' - Katie tells her story of how swimming all year round off the Cornish coast has helped her to overcome stress related burnout and anxiety.
Upon her recovery Katie has written a self-help book – also titled ‘Tonic of the Sea’. The book provides more details of her journey with mental health, crucial factors that supported her recovery and clear achievable suggestions to stay well in the future.
Katie is currently writing her second book ‘Time for Tonic’, where she explores the mental health journeys of others, sharing their own personal stories of struggle and their ability to stay well through the healing power of the great outdoors.
Her inspirational blog and Instagram account can be accessed via her website.