All of our facilitators have personal stories connected to mental health. This energy is inspirational, dynamic and authentic and infuses workshops and training days with our values of Empathy, Vulnerability and Connection.
MEET THE TEAM
Mental Health First Aid instructor, Mental wellbeing Speaker and Facilitator
Supporting a family member with mental health issues and with a corporate background in a broad range of settings (station, call centre, depot, head office), Emma is on a mission to help equip employees and managers to grow and thrive, not ‘in spite of’, but due to our challenges. Work can so often be part of the problem, but it can also become part of the solution.
Lubna Gem Arielle
Facilitator, Executive Coach and Speaker
Lubna's personal experience of being mentally unwell, losing close friends to suicide and being connected to the legal profession with one of the highest rates of depression and increasing suicide, led her to wanting to steer through the stigma, to share wellbeing strategies for self-care and supporting others and ultimately create kinder spaces where everyone feels safe to be seen and heard.
Executive coach and confidante, event and workshop facilitator, and speaker.
Colin, aka ‘The Listener’, has a passion for transforming the way the world listens. The results are increased levels of trust, connection and influence, and improvements in the quality and depth of business and personal relationships.
Ron de brito
Compassion Coach, Embodied Facilitator, International Speaker, Trainer in Compassionate Communication
Ron’s story is one of long-term focused and determined courage to heal her learnt familial patterns and create a life of authentic and compassionate presence and care. She is committed to sharing empathic connection with embodied awareness, to support growth and learning towards mentally healthy individuals and teams in the workplace. She believes in the value of each person, that contributes to their own and others’ well-being and purposeful productivity.
Self-Love Leadership & Resilience coach, Retreat Facilitator and Spiritual Alchemist.
From grief, burnout, and cancer to breakthrough, Amanda's story is one of resilience and spiritual awakening. She believes that the time has come to put self-love leadership back on the boardroom agenda for the sustainability of our planet and our wellness.
Social psychologist, Dialogue facilitator, Communication trainer and Personal Coach
Caroline personally knows and has lived with the sources of darkness throughout her life. This has led her to care for, support and guide many on the rocky road of a life well lived. She describes the essence of what she does as generating openness and connection for authentic and meaningful sharing which she sees as the base for individual and collective wellbeing.
Former CEO, Individual and Team Coach & Facilitator.
Carole is experienced in several different coaching models including Systemic Coaching, Solution Focussed and Gestalt.
Carole believes that normalising conversations around mental health helps us recognise our shared humanity, leading to a greater sense of connection with those around us.
Coach and mental health Facilitator
Extensive experience working with a wide range of people; from working within the justice system supporting young people in their transition from being in custody and in prison back into the community, supporting women in the corporate world to have a more balanced life, and empowering leaders and entrepreneurs to transform their ideas and passions into exceptional projects.
Kay (Hewitt) Choudry
Senior Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist and Trauma Specialist
Among her vast counselling and supervision qualifications, Kay holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma and PTSD and nearly 20 years’ experience helping people of all ages through cognitive and solution focussed approaches including EMDR, IRRT, PE and PICT. She runs our trauma course and offers advice and guidance to businesses who’s employees deal with trauma and need specialist knowledge and skills.
MHFA Instructor, Psychotherapist, Public Speaker and Firefighter
With a unique range of experiences and skills Jonny’s routes are in the Emergency Services. Having dealt with crises and mental health problems at the sharp end, Jonny has diversified and moved his skills into psychotherapy & MHFA training, whilst still remaining in the 999 services. Honest, open, insightful and energetic, Jonny’s challenges stigma and smashes through boundaries.
Workplace Mindfulness Instructor and i-act Instructor (managing and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in the workplace)
From her personal experience of poor mental health and living with fibromyalgia, Victoria aims to be part of the body of people who contribute to improving an individual’s wellbeing within the life they lead. As an experienced manager and leader in both corporate and third sector settings, Victoria understands the various environments and challenges employees at all levels face and is passionate about workplace mindfulness to better cope with stress. Improved emotional regulation with mindfulness can reduce feelings of being overwhelmed in pressurised environments. Victoria has practised mindfulness for 14 years and is an advocate of normalising mental health particularly in the workplace.
MHFA Instructor, Author, Eating Disorder Specialist
Author of Critically acclaimed "Seconds To Snap", Mental health maintenance eating disorders and self awareness speaker & youth mentor. Having suffered anorexia, OCD, depression and psychosis and survived suicide Tina, now talks across the world helping others feel confident to start those often difficult conversations especially in the workplace, schools and universities.
Coach and Facilitator
Tracy is on a mission to empower individuals to be their very best selves. Creating an atmosphere of ease, openness and connection, combined with the space for individuals to be truly seen, heard and understood, Tracy supports individuals to feel emotionally strong again, resilient and able to recognise and appreciate their value.