Michelle Richardson
Michelle Richardson

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<p><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">Hello I'm Michelle, thank you for viewing my profile and expressing an interest in Mental Health First Aid training.</span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">I am a registered midwife and four years ago brought my two career interest’s, midwifery and mental health together. I currently work as a Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Midwife (BSc) working for one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. I also regularly free-lance for a very successful training company and have worked with some of the largest retail, council and charity organisations within the UK delivering bespoke mental health, wellbeing, stress and resilience training. I have yet to figure out how I can bring my other love 'interior design' into my job role, but I’m working on it! </span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">As a teenager, I was witness to mental illness and learned very early in life of the impact this has on individuals, families and friends. I think as a result of these early experiences, my desire to talk about mental illness openly and honestly has been, and remains, a driving force in my professional and personal life. I see first-hand how mental illness can effect individuals and their families on a daily basis. For all of these reasons, I was keen to become involved in the work MHFA England are promoting and became a Mental Health First Aid instructor.</span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">In order to care for others, I hold the strong belief that it’s important we care for ourselves. For myself that starts with good food and good friends, with the odd weekend getaway to enjoy this beautiful county of ours. I also have two dogs, Rupert and Mollie, and we love walks in the park, although on a cold and wet day there is generally an argument or two about whose turn it is to walk them! </span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">I can deliver in-house training to your work place or organisation or you may choose to book in to one of my courses on MHFA England. Please feel free to contact me for any further information.</span></span></p>

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Work Experience

<li><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><strong>Registered and practising Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Midwife</strong></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><strong>18-years midwifery experience</strong></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><strong>Mental Health First Aid instructor</strong></span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><strong>Free-lance Trainer</strong></span></span></li>
<li><strong><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Previously self-employed business partner in air conditioning and refrigeration </span></span></strong></li>
<li><strong><span style="font-size:12px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Previously self-employed business owner in catering and event designer </span></span></strong></li>


<p><span style="font-size:14px"><u>Qualifications</u></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor</span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Midwifery BSc (Hons)</span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Post Graduate Certificate: Mental health studies (Adult Mental Health)</span></span></p>

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<p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><u>Recent Feedback:</u></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><em>"Two knowledgeable and excellent instructors that explained in detail how best to assist someone in a mental health crisis"</em></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><em>"First class course, presented excellently & helped me personally"</em></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><em>"Interesting subject area well taught by two very experienced tutors"</em></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><em>"I would recommend to others"</em></span></span></p>

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