Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England CIC, the social enterprise best known for its expertise in workplace mental health, has appointed mental health campaigner Harry Corin as an Ambassador, with a remit to support its vision of improving the nation’s mental health.  

Harry, a Project Manager at KIND Snacks, will assist MHFA England in its mission to train one in ten of the population in mental health knowledge and skills.

Harry is supporting MHFA England’s cultural change campaign by calling on employers to empower people to bring their authentic selves to work and celebrate My Whole Self Day on 18 March.

Revealing his own experience of hiding aspects of himself for over a decade, Harry has written a powerful blog for the MHFA England community channel and sums up the campaign by saying:

“Being able to bring my whole self to work has not only improved my own wellbeing, but it has opened doors I didn’t think were possible from a career perspective. At KIND, I have the choice to bring my whole self to work, it’s the choice that’s important here. For years, I didn’t feel as if I ever had a choice.”

With one in 60 adults already trained in MHFA England skills, the social enterprise is focusing its mission on the workplace and is currently delivering training into organisations across a range of sectors and industries.  With a background in retail and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), Harry will use his expertise and networks to widen MHFA England’s reach into a sector where he believes there is real need for better mental health support. 

Commenting on his appointment Harry says:

“I’m honored and extremely excited to become a MHFA England Ambassador. It was in the workplace that I first spoke out about my mental health journey and since then I have had the privilege of co-leading the introduction of over 200 Mental Health First Aiders to my organisation.  

“In this role my aim is to create a community of mental health champions across the fast-moving consumer goods industry. This community will have MHFA at its heart and I hope we can support MHFA England in striving to train at least one in ten people in the knowledge and skills to support their own and others’ mental health.” 

Eleanor Miller, Director of Marketing and Communications, MHFA England says:

“We are delighted to welcome Harry in the MHFA England family and with his passion for breaking down stigma and encouraging more openness around the subject of mental health, I know he will be a brilliant brand advocate and support us in our mission. We are looking forward to working with Harry to make a real difference in the FMCG and retail sector.”

Harry will join the existing panel of MHFA England Ambassadors who include Julia Mazzafiore, Mental Health Lead, Diversity & Inclusion, for the Department for Work and Pensions; Matt Alexander, Director, Intratek; Caroline Hounsell, psychotherapist and Michelle Morgan, Founder, Pjoys.