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Helen Rhodes

Engagement and Education Officer
Hi, my name is Helen Rhodes, and I am the Engagement and Education Officer at Fifth Sense. Since joining the charity I have learned so much about smell and taste disorders and the impact these can have on everyone affected by them.


Although I lost my sense of smell for a time due to Covid, I didn’t take much notice of my sense of smell and taste until I started in the role. Now I think about it all the time. I am delivering education and training sessions to a wide range of audiences, including health and social care professionals, community groups and other charities. I am really enjoying engaging organisations and professionals in this important area.

I worked in the banking sector for 30 plus years before taking a change in direction with my career. After being a volunteer for several years with Alzheimer’s Society, I went on to work for them for nearly 4 years working as a support worker and then supporting volunteers.