Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is vital in ensuring the health and welfare of the individuals. Organisations should view MHFA in the same way as physical first aid and create a strategy that encompasses both. MHFA should be at the top of the agenda as we move through a period of significant change for all individuals. During the pandemic, I regularly wrote articles and presented to Dr’s and Nurses on the importance of their own mental health.
My aim through Sanitas Hub is to break down the stigma and perception that surrounds mental health and help other realise and recognise that recovery is possible.
I am a MHFA trainer who delivers training courses across the U.K. and internationally both in person and on zoom. I feel fortunate to have been asked to deliver my training to; schools, councils, MIND, Universities and many large corporate companies up and down the country. I am passionate about not only creating but facilitating change and pride myself on making sure my training shares knowledge, experience and expert advice, whilst inspiring those present to help others.
My approach to training, and the response from companies has seen me successfully train over 4000 people, receiving outstanding feedback from those attending. I am enthusiastic about what I do, and passionate about the difference my training makes. I feel by sharing my knowledge, I am providing a toolkit to those who will support colleagues within their organisations.
I have a mission to train individuals so in turn they can make sure their colleagues are getting the absolute best care as quickly as possible. Whether this is the initial recognition or signposting them to appropriate resources, I want to make sure they feel confident and competent in dealing with any given situation. During my sessions we do not just learn through a textbook. In my course I bring my lived experiences as a mental health nurse to really bring the course and the conditions we are learning about to life. My experiences allow me to really delve into behaviours and symptoms and I pass on my practical knowledge and theory.