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I am Colin Beesting and I deliver Mental Health First Aid training in the workplace and online.
With over 20 years experience working in both the NHS and the cultural sector, I bring the knowledge and insight gained in both of these sectors to the training. My aim is always to make MHFA training sessions educational and also fun to be part of.
As well as working independently, I work with two different organisations to bring MHFA training to a wider audience. www.mindshift.org.uk delivers training to a wide range of public and private sector organisations. www.creative-freedom.org focuses exclusively on the arts and cultural sector, drawing on my hands-on experience of working in this industry for many years.
Feedback from participants in my courses:
"I was really impressed with the quality and range of the training and feel better equipped to help others and myself when necessary.”
"The instructor created and very warm and open environment where many people felt safe to share their experiences, dealing with difficult subjects in a sensitive way, using humour where appropriate, whilst still conveying the gravity of the subjects covered."
"The course was very well presented, with interaction from all participants.”
I deliver the following courses, both face-to-face and online:
- Two Day Adult MHFA
- Half-Day Mental Health Aware
- Half-Day Mental Health Refresher
- Two day Youth MHFA
I also work with a team of associates who can deliver the full range of MHFA Youth courses. I am a crisis counsellor and have supported workplace wellbeing for many years.
Mental Health First Aid instructor - adult and youth courses
BA Hons Drama & Theatre Arts
CIM Advanced Practitioner