Mel Crate

Founding Director, Luminate

Founding Director of Luminate

Mel Crate is the founding director of Luminate. She founded Luminate after almost a decade of working in high-pressure environments, where work/life balance and mental health were never treated as a priority. She experienced and witnessed high-stress levels, exhaustion and eventually burnout, which is when she came to the conclusion that looking after employees’ mental and physical health at work was the key to high performance and a thriving organisation.

After training as a mindfulness teacher and mental health coach Mel started to work with businesses and individuals to help improve health and wellbeing in the workplace. She is extremely passionate about the benefits and results of wellbeing programmes, on both the individual and the organisation.

She is trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). She is also a Mental Health First Aider and has completed the ASIST suicide prevention training.