- Workplace Instructor ()
Course Accreditation Status
I am a mental health first aid instructor and an associate of the MHFA England cooperate team delivering the full adult range of courses on line and face to face including the First Aid course, Youth First Aid course, 1 day Champion course, Half Day Awareness course and the Refresher. I am also a qualified Youth Instructor.
I am a CIPD associate specialising in learning and development, and a qualified trainer & facilitator based in Bristol. I travel throughout the UK delivering various wellbeing and mental health training to businesses to improve mental health throughout their organisations.
I have recently been working with Airbus, GKN Aerospace, and BAE Systems delivering Mental Health First Aid Training. I also hold open courses at our training space in Bristol to make the courses accessible to smaller businesses, self-funding individuals, and charities.
I am passionate about improving mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and empowering people to be better able to support employees that may be suffering from poor mental health. I believe it is vital to train managers to understand the early warning signs of poor mental health and how it may manifest in the workplace.
I am particularly passionate about working within male-dominated industries to help make a difference and raise awareness, particularly in highly target-driven industries such as sales and finance. My personal mission is working within the BAME community and helping to improve knowledge and reduce the negative thoughts and stigma associated with mental health, encouraging more open and positive conversations as well as impacting the language that is used in the culture in regards to mental ill-health.
I have lived experience of poor mental health, particularly postnatal depression and anxiety.
I happily share my experience on the courses I conduct and in keynote speaking.
I was made redundant in 2017 while on maternity leave and I took the opportunity to start my own business combining my passion for improving wellness and mental health across businesses with my experience of training and facilitating.
I have successfully delivered training and consultancy services to various businesses across the UK through EDP Training - some of the courses that we deliver include building resilience, The 5 ways to wellbeing, intro to mindfulness, intro to NLP and various other courses.
We consult and support businesses regarding their mental health policy, wellbeing strategy, conducting a stress risk assessment and how to deploy the advised recommendations.
In my role before I started EDP Training I was responsible for delivering wellness training to individuals in receipt of employment and support allowance and job seekers allowance. It included topics such as managing stress, building resilience and managing change amongst other relevant subjects.
I have extensive experience in the retail, customer service and financial sectors, holding various senior positions and management roles over the last 15 years.
In my early career I held an area trainer role and branch training role delivering courses and workshops to in-house delegates consisting of various training subjects. The workshops and courses were a mix of in-house legislated content as well as independent workshops with the content designed and delivered by myself.
ILM Coaching Level 7 - Current
Mental Health First Aid England Associate - Communities Team
Mental Health First Aid England Associate - Cooperate Team
NLP - Foundation Skills Certificate
CIPD Learning and Development - CIPD Associate Membership
Mental Health First Aid England Instructor
Youth Mental Health First Aid England Instructor
MHFA Mental Health First Aid Certificate
Coaching/Training /Performance Management - In house Certificate
Business Course - Brave Bristol
Princes Trust - Business Building
National Diploma - Performing Art