Before starting medical school, Nikki volunteered as a Youth Programme Facilitator for the mental health charity ‘Mind’ for three years. She worked as a Youth Mental Health First Aider and helped to deliver psychoeducation programmes, providing young people with mental health conditions healthy coping strategies and the chance to meet others and build support networks. She also undertook a General Practice placement this year and was able to have open conversations about mental health with the patients here.
She was also the Sponsorship Officer for the Medical Students’ Association (MSA) throughout 2020/21, where she secured over £2000 to support the work here and build new partnerships with local businesses to support the community. Nikki formed collaborations between GKT MSA and medical education organisations to deliver free webinars during the pandemic to support student at King’s and beyond in developing their clinical knowledge.