Helen Donohoe

Helen Donohoe


Helen Donohoe is a Londoner of Irish-Scottish parentage who studied politics and government at Manchester University and the LSE. She recently completed the MA in Creative Writing (Novels) at City University, London, winning the PFD Novel Writing Prize with Birdy Flynn. She was mentored by Sarah Waters.

She has twenty years experience of representing the powerless and invisible as a campaigner, lobbyist, volunteer and writer. In her last role as Director of Public Policy at Action for Children she led the successful campaign to establish emotional child neglect in criminal law. She is a highly experienced public speaker and media spokesperson with frequent appearances on BBC News, SKY News, ITN and BBC Radio including Women’s Hour. Her written work has ranged from peer-reviewed papers through to blogs for The Huffington Post and New Statesman.  She is also the author of the young person’s book World Issues Today: Terrorism.

She is an Arsenal season ticket holder and has previously played football for West Ham United. She lives in north London.

Birdy Flynn is published by Oneworld Publications.


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Better late than never

And the new @STWevents #youngpeopleslaureate for #London is.... @theresa_lola. She will champion young people's #mentalhealth and #selfcare in the role. Huge congrats to this bold #poet @LDN_gov @SynergiCC

This looks like a brilliant opportunity 🌈

Think you've got a good YA novel inside you but not sure how to begin? Master the basics and sign up to @STWevents' online course led by @HelenDonohoe. Running from 16 May- 26 June, this course is for writers to find their YA voice: https://t.co/ENNdlhY0Af #amwriting #writers #YA

A handout to the rich is called an "incentive" but an incentive to the poor is called a "handout".

Intrigued? Read @HelenDonohoe's full post here: https://t.co/WrRY5VhIjr

NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING: @HelenDonohoe is running a YA writing course for beginners. Check it out here: https://t.co/rkFoiv3fpp

Immigrants are not ruining the NHS, they’re running the NHS.

Please RT if you’re grateful to all the staff from 200 countries who keep our our health service running.

Absolutely https://t.co/OjzJvbuGlI

Big day ahead for @Nigel_Farage and his new Brexit Party as he launches his European election campaign. Shame he forgot to register the website. https://t.co/cP6UlkdOMe

Feltham YOI violence renews calls for closure | Children & Young People Now https://t.co/PrzvbnShy2

Want to get writing but find it difficult to attend workshops and events? Check out our online courses - this season we're running 'Writing Compelling Memoir with @Lilydunnwriter' and 'Writing YA for Beginners with @HelenDonohoe'. Book here >> https://t.co/ro3voZTpBH

Thank you, Bobbie! ☺️

Ban painful restraint techniques on children, say charities.

Mark Scott at Bhatt Murphy & Dan Squires QC ⁦and Tamara Jaber @matrixchambers⁩ act for ⁦@article_39⁩ https://t.co/5rVH7HPJoP

Ban painful restraint techniques on children, say charities https://t.co/FQJNjnYBlK