Dawn Collins
Dawn Collins

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Personal Details

I have worked for a variety of voluntary and statutory mental health services over the past 20 years. This includes working on acute wards within psychiatric hospitals, with homelessness projects, with people with alcohol and substance misuse issues - and with adults and children and young people. Until February 2014, I worked with Coventry and Warwickshire Mind and in addition to roles within Floating Support, Supported Accommodation, Befriending, IAPT, Rehab and Recovery, I became Senior Operational Manager and worked within Business Development. As part of this role, I developed social enterprise initiatives, including a Training Service.
I deliver a variety of training programmes, often with people who use/have used mental health services, who co-design and deliver their lived experience of mental health, wellbeing and recovery.

Work Experience

Since 2009, I have delivered (and co-delivered), MHFA Standard, now Adult MHFA, Youth MHFA, NOCN MHFA, and MHFA Lite, (now Adult MHFA Aware), winning National Awards for delivery of both Youth and Adult versions of the course, and nominated for MHFA Champion Award.
I am a contracted MHFA Workplace Associate for MHFA England CIC, a Youth MHFA for Schools instructor, an instructor MHFA for the Armed Forces Community, a Freelance trainer for the BBC Health, Safety, Security and Resilience Academy, and a Part-time Lecturer at Coventry University.
Examples of clients I have delivered MHFA products to include: BBC and BBC Studios Worldwide, Banks/Building Society's, Police, Police Treatment Centres, Paramedics, Higher Education, Social workers, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Support workers, Specialist Teachers, Citizens Advice Bureau, Counselling Services, Looked After Children Services, Youth groups, Local Mind Association employees, Lafarge, Transerv, Aggregate Industries, JCB, Tarmac, Hanson, Highways England, Crossrail, Costain, CEMEX, Police Treatment Centres, Solicitors, Nurses, various Voluntary Organisations, (e.g. Together UK and COMPASS), Victim Support, Youth Offending Service, individuals and family members who are interested in increasing their mental health literacy - and many more.


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