Recovery – Uncovering – Discovery

What is recovery? What does it mean to recover? It depends what we are recovering from of course. And what we are trying to recover. People who are seeking to break free from addiction often talk about being “in recovery”. It’s not a destination, it’s a journey. Is it possible to say one is noContinue reading “Recovery – Uncovering – Discovery”

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”

MHFA & Wellbeing Retreat

I have an idea brewing, which I would love to bring to fruition sometime in the next year or two if I can get enough interest. Two, no three, things prompt it, aside from being a nice idea. The two day mental health first aid course is packed. Ram packed with information. The recent updateContinue reading “MHFA & Wellbeing Retreat”

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.”

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) – which course(s) are right for you?

I’ve just started scheduling courses, so thought I would write something to help people decide which course would be most suitable for their needs. MHFA England have a range of options, which is constantly being developed – other countries have other options, which hopefully we may catch up with at some point. In order toContinue reading “Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) – which course(s) are right for you?”

The Science of Happiness

I have just done the first week of a really interesting free online course, “The Science of Happiness” – by Berkeley on the edx platform. (You should take a look – there is an endless stream of excellent free learning opportunities) This course looks at positive psychology and some of the evidence based methods whichContinue reading “The Science of Happiness”