Kathy Chillistone
Kathy Chillistone

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There’s never been a more relevant time to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to manage and support Mental Health. Your mental health matters, and you can up-skill to support yourself and those around you better. Use your deepened knowledge, skills and confidence to help your family, social and work communities.

I live and work on the Isle of Wight and my professional background is generalist Human Resources. I gave up the corporate world two years ago to work for myself, providing independent and qualified (Chartered) HR support to businesses up and down the country. I specialise in Organisational Development, Engagement and Well Being.

Whether you're an individual looking to develop your skill set, or an company representative looking for an experienced trainer and facilitator with multi-sector experience, I can help.

As a resolute Mental Health Champion, pre-Covid I regularly spoke at conferences and community forums where I discussed social taboos, prejudice, discrimination, and other hot and evolving topics. I am looking forward to continuing this when this is possible once again. I am proud to be a MHFA Instructor to work with and for our communities, to improve mental health.

My partner is a key worker, and we have grown-up children. Together we run a business in our spare time, and we raised just over £4k for a local Hospice in 2020. I have Trustee experience for an Arts charity and have volunteered with organisations helping disadvantaged children, and those with additional needs.

Internationally Recognised and Accredited Training:

I am qualified and licensed to offer the following programmes:
• Mental Health Awareness - Half a Day (4 hours), held Online, or Classroom-based (Worldwide)
• Mental Health First Aid - 2 days Classroom-based, (or Blended learning combining individual learning activities and x4 online 3-hour sessions). England only.

With smaller cohorts I work alone, and with larger groups I co-facilitate with other licensed Instructors. I offer ‘open’ (public) programmes as well as ‘closed’ (private) programmes.

If you'd like to talk this through, get in touch to find out more, and we can diarise 20-30 minutes together. Alternatively, contact me to request a summary of the programme content.

Work Experience

...23 years in Generalist HR roles, multi-sector.
...Specialising in Organisational Development, engagement and well being.
..Independently offering Mental Health Training online.
...Offering additional HR Services to alongside your engagement and wellbeing strategies.
...Plain English, informal yet professional style, and values-led.


Chartered MCIPD Qualified
Mental Health First Aid England Instructor (2 programmes: Half Day Awareness or 2-Day First Aid)
Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace
NLP Practitioner
TCM Mediation Skills
Advanced Facilitation
Certificate in Personal Coaching
Continue & Begin Fast Coaching

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