Find Your Why

Why do you do what you do? And by that I don’t just mean what you do for work, though that is a big part of the question. I also mean, why do you spend your leisure time doing whatever it is you do. Why do you choose to respond to that facebook post butContinue reading “Find Your Why”

Duty of care

I was listening to the latest episode of Brene Brown’s podcast, Dare to Lead yesterday. A second part to her interview with Aiko Bethea, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion expert. I recommend both this podcast and Brene’s other one, Unlocking Us, for lots of insight on leadership and what makes us tick. There are lots ofContinue reading “Duty of care”

Can we cope with Corona?

I am listening to the Chancellor’s response to the Corona Virus, Corvid 19. I won’t pass judgement as yet as it will take me a while to process and understand what is on offer. This outbreak is bringing the faults in our economy and society into sharp relief. It is also a useful exemplar toContinue reading “Can we cope with Corona?”

RIP Mike Oliver – pioneer of social model of disability

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2019/03/mike-oliver-pioneer-of-revolutionary-social-model-of-disability-dies-reports.html When I was in the market to buy a house, many moons ago when that was a vague possibility before it all went awry – one of the properties we looked at caught my eye. It had a fantastic red kitchen. Those who know me know I love a bit of red. However asContinue reading “RIP Mike Oliver – pioneer of social model of disability”

Recovery

When I deliver training – be it Mental Health awareness, or Mental Health First Aid courses, I bring my own experiences into the classroom. I don’t have to. The course content is fairly comprehensive – but it is the aspect most frequently mentioned in positive feedback. I think it is important for two reasons –Continue reading “Recovery”

Adventures of a free range trainer. Month 1.

My first month of freelancery is done. Some progress made – a two day course in Halifax, an awareness session in Bradford, delivering for a Trade Union, and an arrangement to work with them through next year which makes this viable for now at least. Great news! A few other irons in the fire, possibleContinue reading “Adventures of a free range trainer. Month 1.”

Help for Line Managers

MHFA England have released an updated version of the Line Manager’s resource, originally developed by Shift – the Department of Health‘s campaign against stigma and discrimination relating to mental ill health. This is a great resource and one I would recommend for everyone to have a read of – especially if you manage staff, orContinue reading “Help for Line Managers”