Paula Power
Paula Power

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Paula is the business owner of My White Dog ( and My White Dog Youth ( a training provider for MHFA courses and a focus on Mental Health, Wellbeing and Resilience.

" I’ve just finished a hugely useful, engaging, informative and interactive mental health first aid course with Paula, who navigated some really difficult subjects so well, and facilitated such an open environment for everyone to share their own experiences. I’ve never known such camaraderie on a public course, and despite the sensitive subject matter we even managed a few giggles along the way! I’d have no hesitation in recommending Paula as a trainer to others" HR Partner

Having experienced early trauma in her family and witnessing psychosis as a carer, Paula has a passion for positive psychology, post traumatic growth, reducing stigma raising mental health awareness and improving emotional literacy in business and communities.

Background in Education, Social Science and Personal Development and a love of the outdoors with an entry into Guinness World Records as part of the first all female relay to Geographic North Pole in 1997.

Work Experience

Mental Health First Aid Trainer and Mental Health for adult and youth courses and working in partnership with Wiltshire MIND.

Learning & Development Facilitator on Outdoor Learning for Further Education and Outdoor Development Organisations and Corporate Organisations- 6 years

New Business and Training Development Manager, in Education, IT and Telecoms sectors. B2B B2C on behalf of Creative agencies working with big brands including Diageo and Eton College - 6 years

Corporate - Sales and Project Administration - 20 years (Legal/Telecoms/Insurance)


MHFA First Aid Training Instructor Adults 1 and 2 day (2018)
MHFA Youth First Aider (2019)
MHFA Youth Half Day Aware (2019)
MHFA Adult Half Day Aware (2019)
Positive Psychology Interventions (2020) Penn University
Open University in Social Science (2010)
NLP Practitioner (2005)
Coach and Mentor Certificate (2008)
Further Adult Education Certificate (2002)
Mountain Leader (2001)
Accredited Practitioner for Institute of Outdoor Learning (1995)
Business Studies and Administration (1985)

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