Lisa Whittleton
Lisa Whittleton

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<p>Based in Kenilworth in the Midlands, I travel across the UK delivering training and consultancy support to organisations to enhance their confidence around mental health and disability. I have had an interest in mental health and the psychology of the mind since long before University, quite possibly shaped by personal experiences growing up with close family / friends affected by mental ill health.</p>

<p>I set up Illuminate in November 2013 as I recognised through my experience as a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant and Trainer, that there is still a stigma surrounding mental health and disability and I am passionate about promoting awareness and sharing best practice in how to effectively support others.</p>

<p>To expand on my knowledge of mental health, I recently trained as a Mental Health First Aid instructor and my background working with both corporate and public sector organisations means I can bring the training to life with case studies and examples. </p>

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<p>Outside of work I am also a true people person. I love socialising, networking and spending time with my friends, my partner, my family (and my mad cat).</p>

<p>Please do get in touch if you have any queries about the Mental Health First Aid courses and how this can work as part of your wellbeing strategy - 07784 558552 / lisa.whittleton@illuminatevr.co.uk</p>


Work Experience

<p>My background is Occupational Psychology, and I am a trained Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, working to support and promote better mental health in organisations. My experience is with both local SMEs and large international organisations. Some of the clients I have delivered training to include: DHL, Deutsche Bank, Highways Agency, Nestle, Securitas, Mitie, M&S, Santander, MacDonalds, Tesco, and Asda. </p>

<p><strong>Director, Trainer & Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant - Illuminate VR Services Ltd</strong> <strong>- 2013 - present </strong></p>

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<li>Responsible for the design, development delivery and evaluation of specialist management training: mental wellbeing awareness, resilience, stress management, and disability confidence training</li>
<li>Much of the design has been bespoke work, tailoring existing half and full day sessions to meet the specific needs of the organisation</li>
<li>Delivery of training through Coventry City Council in connection with the Workplace Wellbeing Charter</li>
<li>Training is highly interactive, using a range of delivery techniques using the TAP method to ensure objectives are measurable and achievable</li>
<li>Providing advice and guidance to line managers, HR professionals, and solicitors around effective disability and absence management policies, reasonable adjustments, legal requirements, job fit and likelihood of return to work</li>
<li>Preferred supplier for DHL Supply Chain Ltd since January 2015 delivering training workshops to management on a regular basis</li>
<li>Extensive case management experience - involved in implementing, monitoring and closing individuals action plans</li>
<li>Writing comprehensive reports detailing recommendations, reasonable adjustments, in depth job research and signposting for further support</li>
<li>Vast experience of supporting individuals with a range of mental health conditions in the workplace</li>
<li>Highly experienced in supporting individuals with specific learning difficulties including ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Autistic Spectrum Disorders</li>
<li>Liaising with all key stakeholders to ensure the correct service and support is provided to clients</li>
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Qualifications

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<li>Mental Health First Aid Instructor - 2-day, 1-day and half-day</li>
<li>Certified Everything DiSC Facilitator</li>
<li>TAP.Cert – Certificate in Training Delivery</li>
<li>MSc Occupational Psychology, University of Sheffield</li>
<li>Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) through the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR)</li>
<li>BSc Psychology, University of Leicester</li>
<li>Accredited to complete Dyslexia Vocational Evaluations (Dyslexia Foundation)</li>
<li>Level 3 Award in Education & Training (formerly PTLLS)</li>
<li>Psychometric test user (A & B) in personality and ability testing</li>
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