Lynn Smith
Lynn Smith

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"Probably the best piece of staff development that I've had in my 7 and a half years in teaching. Everything taught felt purposeful and there was a real-life applicability to 100% of the training. I would recommend to every single teacher/manager/safeguarding officer in an education environment"

"Lynn was absolutely brilliant and instrumental in ensuring we got the most out of the course I think it's a fantastic training programme and we are so fortunately to have the resources available to us to better support people ourselves and those around us with mental health"

“The course was one of the best in terms of how much I have learnt and how much it will support me in my current role, that I have ever been on. Lynn was fantastic and created the perfect environment for us to learn and be confident to contribute!”

Lynn is a Mental Health First Aid Adult and Youth Instructor, specialising in providing training and support for mental health in the workplace and education. She is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and see clients not only to improve their health and wellbeing but also help them to achieve other goals they have in their lives.

She has over 30 years’ experience in the corporate sector, having first-hand understanding of how daily pressures will affect mental wellbeing of colleagues.

She understands how important it is to build resilience and improve wellbeing across the whole school community, and works with schools and colleges helping them on their journey to help and support their students. She provides training for teachers, pupils and parents either in a classroom setting or online.


"Fantastic timing, layout, content and delivery of the two day course. I felt relax and I feel I know so much about Mental Health knowledge and understanding and the wide range of complexity, diagnosis, causes and treatments.I feel I have an unlimited range of numbers, websites, apps, resources (as well as my instructors email if needed) to use. THe supporting booklets were perfect too acccomy the course too. Learnt so much and I feel trained and ready to share some content with other professionals, as well as working with young people.I very much look forward to the 4 hours refresher in a couple of years time, or even booking the Adult MHFA course in the future.Kind regards"

"Lynn is an outstanding instructor, who put me at ease straight away - even though the course was delivered online, her friendly professionalism and engaging manner meant that I felt fully immersed in the training in every session. The supportive atmosphere that this induced enable participants, including myself, to share our own experiences , which really enriched the learning experience. I would not hesitate in recommending Lynn to others and consider it a privilege to have been her trainee. I do hope that I can book my refresher training in 3 years time with her!"

"An outstanding delivery, Lynn created an environment where questions were happy to be asked and feedback considered. A vast wealth of information and experience shared, all of which makes me feel more confident in carrying out my role. A million thank you's for a kind, considered, informative two day session!"

"Lynn was fabulous. I must admit I was a little daunted that a 4 hour zoom training session would not work or keep my interest and motivation, but she delivered! Thank you"

“Lynn was an excellent instructor - taking time to support when we needed further information & was very considerate of the people in the room”

“The course was one of the best in terms of how much I have learnt and how much it will support me in my current role, that I have ever been on. Lynn was fantastic and created the perfect environment for us to learn and be confident to contribute!”

“The course was well presented and offered opportunities for the group to talk and reflect whilst feeling confident that this remained confidential and everyone was respected. Lynn was an excellent trainer and made everyone feel welcome and listened to, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the course to others.”

Work Experience

Adult Mental Health First Aid Trainer
Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer
Asist Suicide Intervention Trainer
Mental Health and Wellbeing Consultant
Mental Health Management Coach
Clinical Hypnotherapist
Hypnobirthing Coach
Area Mortgage Manager
Bank Manager
Skills and Behaviour Management Coach
Business Lecturer
Founder and Trustee of Children's Charity


Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Asist Suicide Intervention Instructor

Clinical Hypnotherapy GQHP

CTLLS Certificate in Education and Training

PTLLS Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector

TAQA Assessors Award

HND Business Studies

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