Creating hope through safe and positive training

Training and development for progressive organisations who understand and value good mental health and staff wellbeing.

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Hi, I’m Marie-Clare and I am a mental health and wellbeing trainer. Whether you are a small local business or a large national organisation, I create tailored training packages to support your organisation’s aims and values.

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“Better mental health support in the workplace can save UK businesses up to £8 billion annually”

Mental Health Foundation, 2022

Our Services

I create bespoke training packages for organisations that are supportive, inclusive and passionate.  If that sounds like you and you want to learn how to start conversations around mental health, get in touch and let's talk about how I can help you.  

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    Mental Health First Aid England Course

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    Manager Training

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    Staff Training

  • Delegates will qualify as Mental Health First Aiders.
    A 2 day course equipping people to effectively support others in mental health crisis, to help prevent mental health issues from worsening, to promote and have hope of mental ill health recovery, to raise awareness in our communities that reduces stigma and to improve our own health and wellbeing.

    23rd and 24th January 2024, 9am to 5pm each day - 
    Course booking form  · MHFA England

    15th and 22nd March 2024, 9am to 5pm each day - 
    Course booking form  · MHFA England

    11th and 12th June 2024, 9am to 5pm each day -
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  • An awareness session to explore what safeguarding is, how and when to report a safeguarding concern and the role we can all play in ensuring that Children and Adults at Risk are supported appropriately.

  • Concentrating on what grief and loss are and how we can feel when experiencing either of them. Understanding the theories behind grief and the different types of loss we can experience. Exploring what trauma is, the impact and how we may recognise deterioration in mental health as a result of trauma and how we can support.

  • A look into understanding what neurodiversity means, how to best support those that are neurodivergent and celebrating our differences.

  • A 2hr session focusing on the taboo subject of menopause, exploring the stigma associated with the menopause, the symptoms and the impact menopause can have on our mental health and. A frank and honest look at menopause to give better understanding, bring people together and reduce stigma.

  • Reflecting on my 11 years managing a young persons programme, we discuss key issues our young people may face and how to support them, including self harm, co-dependency, substance misuse, eating disorders and much more

  • This 4hr session gives those who are already an MHFAider® the chance to renew your skills, update your knowledge of mental health support, practice applying the MHFA action plan and now gives you access to three more years of continued support and benefits.

    It is recommended that you re-qualify every three years. 

    9th February 2024, 9.30am to 1.30pm - 
    Course booking form  · MHFA England

    8th May 2024, 9.30am to 1.30pm - 
    Course booking form  · MHFA England

  • A one day course exploring the complex subject of mental health, how to spot the signs and symptoms, how to support others and ourselves and where to signpost for additional support.

  • A 3hr session on how to start and have positive conversations with those who are struggling, exploring non-judgemental communication and active listening. Understanding our role as the listener/colleague/manager.

  • A 2hr session, WRAP is a personal and practical tool to help us maintain and strengthen our mental health. During this session we will focus on developing and embedding strategies to help protect and maintain wellbeing and mental health.

  • Building and maintaining our resilience is key in supporting mental wellbeing, in this session we explore what resilience and self awareness is, reflect on our own and look to embed practices to strengthen these core skills.

  • Such an important space to explore and to truly understand what self harm is, identify self harm behaviours and support those that self harm in the best way that we can, whilst acknowledging how difficult it can be on those that care too.

My journey through the mental health space

I have seen a lot of change throughout the last 18 plus years that I have been working within this sector and finally I feel that mental health has the platform if deserves. However, there is more work to be done. I am grateful every day that I get to start and continue the mental health conversation.

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“The whole team has been talking about the 3 days you spent with us across BVI.  Every member of the team who attended got something different from the training, but you touched every single one of us, so thank you very much!

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Jacqueline Reddin-Williams

Beaux Villages Immobilier

“I just wanted to pass on my personal thanks for the training today. So much there that I found supportive and useful both professionally and personally. It was a really motivating day!

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Julie Savill

Beaux Villages Immobilier

The statistics regarding mental health and the workplace are alarming

By improving our understanding of the issues impacting team members and encouraging conversations, we can start helping the people who really need it. The leaders in our organisations have a responsibility for the wellbeing of the people they manage, but very few are trained to deal with the mental health of their staff.

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Trusted by those that care

I became a Mental Health First Aider well over 15 years ago and in January 2021 fulfilled my mission of qualifying as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor, its a course I am very passionate about and have so far trained well over 200 delegates, I am so proud.

I am lucky enough to also deliver training on behalf of other incredible national and global organisations. I am an Associate Trainer for Mindful Employer, an Associate Consultant for Wellity Global and an Associate Trainer for Cybele Training and Consultancy Ltd. This means I am constantly learning, being inspired and stretching my own skills and abilities.

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