It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to

It was my birthday last week. I wasn’t in a good place. I had had one of those months where my hormones play havoc with my state of mind, but it dragged on longer than usual. I found myself lying there debating if I was depressed. I mean, yes. I was feeling depressed, sad, low.Continue reading “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to”

New Date – 28th July – Mental Health Aware

I’ve had the opportunity to set up an additional / alternative date for the half day Mental Health Aware course in July – so if Wednesday morning works for you, now’s the time to book. If you’re quick you’ll catch the Early Bird discounts!

Checkpoint 20/21

April has long been a time of reflection and planning for me – years of working in an organisation where performance review, business planning and financial year end were all jumbled together. I don’t have a boss any more to make me do it so indulge me while I naval gaze for a moment. ItContinue reading “Checkpoint 20/21”

Managing expectations – what do you want from your training?

I deliver several different mental health training courses at the moment, some of them well established, others just finding their feet (and new ones in the pipeline). They all have their subtle differences, are great for different requirements – and are generally well received. However sometimes it is possible to tell from feedback that someoneContinue reading “Managing expectations – what do you want from your training?”

Thank You NHS/Social Care Staff

I am in awe of those of you who have been going out and putting your lives at risk working in our health and social care service during this COVID-19 crisis. You work hard enough anyway, you are generally not paid nearly enough, and the strain of this time must be enormous. You have myContinue reading “Thank You NHS/Social Care Staff”

Online Mental Health First Aid – Saturday Class

A lot of people have asked me about weekend courses in the past as they haven’t been able to make it to sessions in the working week. So I am delighted to offer this Saturday Morning class. Over the course of four weeks you will learn about Mental Health, about different Mental Health related issuesContinue reading “Online Mental Health First Aid – Saturday Class”

Online Mental Health First Aid

What a whirlwind couple of months! If it has taught me anything it is that plans mean nothing, that order can come from chaos, and that we as human beings are capable of great things when we work together. So many tumultuous changes and challenges going on in the world right now. Something to comeContinue reading “Online Mental Health First Aid”

How Refreshing!

Last Friday I ran my first MHFA Refresher course. Aimed at people who completed the MHFA England Mental Health First Aid (Two Day), or Mental Health Champion (One Day) Courses three or more years ago – this half day, four hour course allows people to revisit their understanding of mental health and the skills toContinue reading “How Refreshing!”

New Training Dates for 2020

I’m pleased to be able to announce a selection of courses in Yorkshire and Lancashire over the next six months – Mental Health First Aid – Adult – 2 Day CourseQualify to be a Mental Health First AiderWakefield @ The Art House – 24th / 25th February 2020Rochdale @ Lock 50 Business Centre – 2ndContinue reading “New Training Dates for 2020”

Mental Health First Aid (Hebden Bridge) *Summer Sale*

The sun may not be warming our hearts much this summer but this is a fantastic chance to become a Mental Health First Aider at an amazing discounted rate (60% off the RRP!) Join me in Hebden Bridge on 25th / 26th July at the Quilt Cabin – see link below for full details. HebdenContinue reading “Mental Health First Aid (Hebden Bridge) *Summer Sale*”