Hazel Sawyers
Hazel Sawyers

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Hazel Sawyers delivers Adult MHFA (2-day) Higher Education MHFA (1 day) courses and Adult MHFA Lite (1/2-day) courses. Hazel is also a MHFA Associate.

For further information about the courses that Hazel delivers through My Life is My Business Limited email hazel@meplc.co.uk or ring 07947 881 444

For a review of Hazel's training see:http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/article-details/we-test-mental-health-first-aid-training


“The most engaging, interesting and in many ways challenging training experience to date. Hazel is highly engaging, knowledgeable and inclusive. A truly and deeply poignant topic that I took a lot from. Thank You”.

Garry Turner, International Product Manager, IMCD UK Limited


“Hazel you were fantastic! A thoroughly inspirational and knowledgeable tutor. I will absolutely recommend this course (and you!) to friends, family and colleagues. Thank you so much”.

Matt Ward, Head of HR Development, Institute of Directors

"Really good training, interactive activities, brilliant resources to use after the training and a really engaging trainer". 
 Nicole Bradshaw, Employment Specialist, Twining Enterprise

“I just wanted to drop you a quick message and thank you again for the training you delivered… I learned so much from the 2 days and the way you delivered the training was very insightful, engaging and real”.

Andy Bantleman IEng MIET, Asset Integrator - Terminal 4

“Thank you very much for your time, training and support over the past couple of days. I really appreciated and have benefited from the course”.

Mark Lyddon, Director, Turner & Townsend

“MHFA training is something that we should all do. You don’t know what you don’t know”.

Charlie Buckland, HR Retail Partner, L’Oreal


Hazel is an A class trainer, knowledgeable, funny and charismatic. This training was well paced, varied and very informative. It allowed for reflection and contribution. Excellent two days.

Charlene Annon, Young Parents Project Manager, The Lullaby Trust


Fantastic course, thoughtful and thought provoking. Really enabled me to build both my knowledge and skills around MHFA. Brilliant delivery, great group to be part of. Would highly recommend!

Rachael McCormack, Director, Lanarca


Hazel has been a fantastic instructor-the course was extremely engaging, and really helped me to develop my confidence in supporting people with mental health issues and taking this knowledge back to my organisation.

Naomi Sinclair, HR Manager-Europe, MTK Wireless Ltd


Hazel delivered this course very clearly and kept it light-hearted, which kept me interested.

Brendan Ring, General Foreman, Bowercross Construction Ltd.


The course was exceptional, educational with some fun thrown in. Thank You

Paul Butcher, Finance & HR Manager, Stranger and Stranger Ltd


"As an organisation whose staff deal with vulnerable adults and sensitive mental health issues first hand on a daily basis, we felt that there was an urgent need for some formal staff training. Hazel worked with us and perfectly understood our requirement. She delivered two very informative and useful sessions to a wide range of our staff and they all found the sessions engaging, rewarding and even entertaining. Our staff are now better prepared for these challenges and that's something appreciated by them as well as management, our clients and our Customers. Highly recommended".
Chris Lodge, CARE Team, Medicals Direct Group, Capita



To read Hazel's interview for World Mental Health Day written up by Ealing Council see: http://ealingnewsextra.co.uk/features/a-different-kind-of-first-aid/


Work Experience

Hazel is an excellent trainer and facilitator with over 20 years of experience of delivering training, workshops and facilitating events. She delivers the MHFA courses because her experience has shown her that Mental Health First Aid really does work and it has a positive impact on how people manage their own mental health and support others. Her in-depth understanding of equality and diversity allows her to create an inclusive learning environment where everyone feels valued and able to contribute.

Hazel delivers high quality training courses with 98% of her feedback from delegates rating her as very good (which is the highest mark available). She has successfully delivered courses to nurses, doctors, healthcare assistants, administrators, personal assistants, social workers, personal fitness instructors, London Ambulance Service paramedics, railway workers, to the construction industry and many others. Feedback from training sessions describe her delivery style as ‘creative’, ‘energising’, ‘inclusive’ and ‘motivational’ with an ‘appropriate use of humour’.


Hazel holds a Diploma in Education and Training (DET) and is an affiliate member of the Chartered Instritute of Personnel and Development


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