Rianna Patterson is a leading social entrepreneur and mental health speaker, widely known as the founder of the Dominica Dementia Foundation and co-founder of Dominica Youth UK. Having made appearances on the likes of Comic Relief and The One Show, Rianna is now booked as a mental health speaker to cover topics such as mental health in the workplace, productivity, social impact personal brands and youth development.
Having founded Dominica Dementia Foundation after the passing of her grandfather, Rianna is a passionate social entrepreneur and has also been named as a Queens Young Leader in 2017. Using her well-established social media channels, Rianna passionately shares her advocacy for mental health, sustainability and socio-economic issues- passions of which she has been invited to speak at various conferences and on radio broadcasts. Recently, Rianna has contributed her time to helping small businesses as a brand strategist, delivering projects pivotal to social impact.
As a speaker, Rianna has previously been invited to speak at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, the Royal Commonwealth Society Virtual Cyprus Leadership Workshop, the Alzheimer’s Association of the Caribbean Conference and alongside Prince Harry on The One Show for the BBC. Rianna has also recently become a Trustee of the Vana Trust and been featured in the likes of Huffington Post UK, Zing Magazine and Melange Magazine.
Sharing her experiences of losing family members and her passion to help those suffering from dementia, Rianna is a highly popular mental health speaker booked for corporate events. Having previously delivered the TEDx talk ‘The Youth in You’, Rianna is a seasoned speaker who highlights the importance of mental health in the workplace and mental health in leadership. When looking for a passionate speaker on mental and physical wellbeing, look no further than Rianna Patterson.
“Rianna has demonstrated commendable advocacy work through her foundation”
“In my position as Executive Director of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), I met Rianna at the meeting of the Caribbean group of ADI. She founded the Dominica Dementia Foundation before she was even 20 years old, which is very exceptional. It shows her energy and passion for the cause, but also her leadership and communication skills as setting up a charity and
reaching out to the public is not so easy, especially not for a disease that many people are afraid of talking about. Besides, Rianna is a genuinely nice and trustworthy person that I strongly recommend”
“Rianna gave a beautiful talk at the TEDx University of Kent 2018 conference. Her talk called “The Youth in You” was inspired by a touching personal experience Patterson faced when her grandfather passed away with Dementia in 2013. She showed great public speaking skills and kept the audience engaged while educating on dementia and how we can build a more supportive world for the elderly. It was great having Rianna as one of our speakers!”
“Rianna’s work is an utter inspiration, she uses her boundless creativity to make a positive difference in people’s lives, – simply brilliant!”