Naturopathic Nutrition Association Conference & AGM
‘Building Resilience in a Mental World – Supporting Neurological, Emotional and Brain Health’

30 June 2018, co-located with the IHCAN Summit
Featuring Anne Pemberton, Deborah Colson and Antony Haynes.



Three course buffet lunch

‘Building Resilience in a Mental World – Supporting Neurological, Emotional and Brain Health’

Following feedback from members, we’re delighted that this year’s NNA Conference will be focusing on the topic of mental health. We have invited three internationally-recognised experts to tackle this complex topic.

Places include:

  • A full day’s education with three internationally-recognised speakers.
  • A three course healthy buffet lunch.
  • A delegate pack featuring all slides and space to write notes.
  • Access to the exhibitor area, featuring 60+ of the industry’s leading product suppliers and service providers
  • Free goody bag
  • Audio, video and presentation downloads sent to you after the event.
  • Audio, video and presentation downloads from the co-located event, the IHCAN Summit (worth £50).

Co-located with the IHCAN Summit

This year’s Conference & AGM is co-located with the IHCAN Summit; giving you access to the 60+ exhibitors, a free three course lunch, plus all the downloads from the Summit – all included in the ticket price. 

The Speakers

We’ve invited three internationally-recognised speakers on the topic of mental health
Anne Pemberton

Anne Pemberton

I started my career as an intensive care specialist nurse. I have been a sister on ITU in both the NHS and BUPA spanning almost 30 years. My sons were both ASD and diagnosed before Leeds-knew about ASDs so I undertook degrees in Psychology, teaching and Nutrition to help them. My eldest son was written off age 12 as uneducable but he has recovered with grace due to integrative medicine.

I have been a functional medicine practitioner since 2006. I work alongside Dr Damien Downing, who’s York clinic I ran for 5 years until closure in 2013. I delivered IV therapies and nutrition therapy for DD. I have taught and ran masters degree programmes in Nutrition science and practice since 2008 also.
I practice more naturopathically now calling upon live blood analysis, NEShealth, Heartmath, food and Spirit coaching (encompasses Chinese and Ayurvedic practices), EFT and essential oils. I try to limit Functional testing so my clients aren’t bankrupting themselves to get well. I work alongside a Network Spinal Analysis chiropractor for most of my difficult cases. I don’t subscribe to standard diets because my experience tells me this is never the correct approach and the evidence is very poor. I work with the patient identifying their nutritional deficiencies and start with basic principles, adapting as we go. No diet is a diet for life so I teach my patients to be more mindful with their food choices and to listen to what their bodies tell them. I have a very busy international clinic in Leeds where I take NCA students for POVs and external support.

I also co-own Genesnippers, the only professionally accredited nutrigenomics course in the UK.

Antony Haynes

Antony Haynes

Antony Haynes BA(Hons) DipION mBANT is Head of Technical Services at Nutri-Link, responsible for the technical & practitioner support team and the assessment and co-introduction of new supplements to the UK market. He also manages and often presents our clinically focused workshops and seminars that practitioners find invaluable.

Antony remains in private practice in Harley Street London, where he employs his 21 years of clinical experience in managing the nutritional needs of his patients which number in excess of 13,500.

Deborah Colson

Deborah Colson

Deborah Colson MSc DipION has been specialising in nutritional support for mental health and well-being since 2002. She undertook her initial training at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, and went on to complete an MSc Nutritional Therapy at the University of Westminster. Deborah is a Full Member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

New venue for 2018