Tone was born in California to Norwegian parents and was brought up in Sweden. She came back to the UK in 1993 and worked as an associate in several clinics before opening Luck’s Yard Clinic in Milford, Surrey in 2007 where she was able to realize her vision to create a centre for complementary health care.
“I have specialised in paediatrics for most of my career and see children from new-born to 18 most days at the clinic. Pre-pandemic, I was regularly visiting school to do talks on health and wellbeing, and I noticed that teenagers were struggling more and more with emotional and wellbeing issues; so I started incorporating this into my lectures.
“In 2015 I started a community group for teenagers called the Surrey Teen Summit and, along with some other great contributors, we created workshops and seminars for teenagers on issues around self-awareness, emotional intelligence and resilience and life skills for teens in general. These were hugely successful and in total we ran over 20 workshops over 5 years.
“In 2019, I had the opportunity to lease a secluded walled garden attached directly to Luck’s Yard Clinic. The garden was so magical that I just knew it could lend itself to a perfect community garden project for teens with issues around mental health and wellbeing. The Green Hub Teen Garden was born.”