Judith Potts is a former actress and current acting, voice and presentation coach. She writes speeches and presentations – often directing the latter.
She wrote a (pro bono) Health Column for the Telegraph for 9 years from 2010 up until February 2019 – principally about cancer and its attendant issues. She is the Founder of Esme’s Umbrella (www.charlesbonnetsyndrome.uk) – the Awareness Campaign for the little-known frightening, hallucinatory condition called Charles Bonnet Syndrome. The Campaign seeks to raise awareness amongst the medical profession and the community, to prevent those who develop the condition from suffering in silence with the word ‘dementia’ hanging above them. CBS is not a form of dementia but caused by deteriorating vision, which allows the brain to ‘fill in the blanks’ with images – which range from disturbing to terrifying.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 for which she received a course of radiotherapy.