Youth and Standard MHFA workshop dates for November 2016

New dates for November 2016 are now available for Mental Health First Aid courses.


MHFA_Youth_logo_RGB_copyThe two-day MHFA Youth course will be delivered at Heslam Park, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 November 2016.  See calendar for flyer, details and how to book.


Standard_logo_RGBThe two day MHFA Standard workshop will also be delivered at Heslam Park, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 November 2016.  See calendar for flyer, details and how to book.


MHFA Standard at The Yoga Bank

Standard_logo_RGBI am delighted to have been contacted by The Yoga Bank in Widnes who are looking to train their Yoga Instructors to become Mental Health First Aiders.  The two-day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Standard workshop will be delivered at their premises on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October 2016.

Attendees will be able to utilise their learning in both a professional and personal capacity.  A few places may be available to external candidates.  Contact The Yoga Bank or myself if you are interested in attending.

I am really looking forward to delivering this course at The Yoga Bank in Widnes and perhaps I will learn a few moves myself.


Shaw Healthcare’s Mental Health Conference 2016

Shaw Healthcare held a Mental Health Conference on Tuesday 12 July 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham  which I had attended representing Wright Mind Training Services Limited.

After Zahra Conway from Shaw Healthcare had welcomed everybody to the venue, Dr Antonis Kousoulic from the Mental Health Foundation gave the Opening Keynote speech which focused on the work currently being undertaken around mental health.  After lunch Natasha Devon MBE provided a passionate overview of how we need to invest in our young people’s mental health.

Six one-hour workshops were available of which three could be attended throughout the day –

a) Reactive Attachment and Sexual Offending

b) Mindfulness in the Workplace

c) My Therapist Eats Grass: Exploring the benefits of equine facilitated psychotherapy for mental health

d) Sensory Theraplay with Vulnerable Children

e) “Walking on Seesaws” – an empathetic look at Anxiety Disorders

f)  Self-harm Awareness

The three workshops I attended were insightful, inclusive and educational.

In summary, I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to attend the Conference and to network with other like-minded individuals who are involved in working with people and promoting issues on mental health.  I took  away new information, knowledge and resources.