I create bespoke training packages for organisations that are supportive, inclusive and passionate.

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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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    Mental Health First Aid England Course

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    Manager Training

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    Staff Training

In 2021/22 work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 51% of all work-related ill health (HSE 2022 Report). 

There is no manual to mental health, but organisations can help by creating a supportive and safe work culture that allows employees to feel valued, and in return encourages individuals to be open and honest with their peers.

Whatever the reason, whatever the need, I can support you build on your current knowledge and understanding. Whether you are looking for a lunch and learn session or an accredited course, I can work around the needs of your team.

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    Organisations who have identified gaps in their wellbeing audits

    Support your employees with further awareness and education around wellbeing and mental health, to support them in and out of the workplace.

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    Managers who are concerned about the increase in staff mental ill health

    Creating a safe and supportive workplace culture that encourages staff members to communicate without feeling judged.

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    Businesses who believe in and want to retain their staff

    Reassuring employees that they are valued and how important their roles are within the team.

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    Companies who want to make a positive contribution to their employees work life balance

    Encouraging the workforce to understand the important of balance and avoid burnout.

  • Mental Health First Aid - MHFA

    Delegates will qualify as a MHFAider® through Mental Health First Aid England.
    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.

    11th and 12th June 2024, 9am to 5pm each day -
    Course booking form  · MHFA England

    18th and 19th September 2024, 9am to 5pm each day -

    Course booking form  · MHFA England

    4th and 11th December 2024, 9am to 5pm each day - link coming soon

  • Mental Health First Aid Refresher - MHFA

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

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

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

    13th August 2024, 9.30am to 1.30pm -

    Course booking form  · MHFA England

    14th November 2024, 1pm to 5pm - link coming soon

  • Safeguarding Awareness

    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.

  • Mental Health and You

    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.

  • Grief, Loss and Trauma - lets talk!

    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.

  • Talking About Mental Health

    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.

  • Celebrating Neurodiversity

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

  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan

    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.

  • Menopause and Mental Health - lets talk!

    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. A frank and honest look at menopause to give better understanding, bring people together and reduce stigma.

  • Emotional Resilience - lets talk!

    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. This will help protect us from the risk of prolonged stress and the potential threat of burnout.

  • The Hurdles Our Young People Can Face

    Reflecting on my 11 years managing a young persons programme, we discuss key issues our young people may face and how to support them. This interactive session explores ACEs (adverse childhood experiences), self harm, attachment styles & co-dependency, substance misuse, eating disorders and much more.

  • Self-Harm Awareness - lets talk!

    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.

  • Peer Support

    A two day course (that can be specifically tailored) to equip Peer Supporters with the skills and knowledge to safely apply Peer Support to colleagues/others.  This includes Peer Support theory, Peer Support in practice and how Peer Supporters stay well while supporting others.

I am positive about change and through educating ourselves we can become much more resilient in our workplace and in our own lives. I want to contribute to ending the stigma around mental health and wellbeing.

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Managers who are concerned about the increase in staff mental ill health

We assume managers are equipped to deal with everything but unless they have had the correct training, they simply don’t have the correct tools to support. Nobody wants to feel like they have said or done the wrong thing and potentially have made the situation worse. Many people result in not having the conversation altogether or avoid any potential uncomfortable situations. This means that staff who are struggling with a mental health issue have nowhere to turn.

Companies who want to make a positive contribution to their employees work life balance

Lack of knowledge is disabling for managers and staff.  My training focuses on teaching people how to start these difficult conversations and give them the tools and techniques to be able to deal with these types of situations.  By embedding mental health into everyday conversations we can overcome barriers in communication and start providing and accessing better support.  With the right support and understanding people can once again live happy and healthy lives – I know it, I’ve seen it, I believe it.

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Marie-Clare was personally recommended to us, and we were not disappointed! She has now run 10 Mental Health Awareness courses, for the business,  aimed at employees of all different levels of seniority. Feedback, without exception, has been incredibly positive and I have no hesitation in recommending Marie-Clare as an excellent training provider

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Rachel Johnson


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