If you are curious about mental health and mental illness and would like have a backpack of knowledge and tools to help someone else -what to say, and what to do next towards help and recovery this is a great foundation and evidence based resource.
The courses are robust and evidence-based learning experiences to provide support and information around mental health and mental illness:-
– to prevent a condition worsening;
– to promote recovery,
– to raise mental health literacy in communities
– reduce stigma and discrimination
– to create a backpack of resource for your own self care and wellbeing.
We start our learning by exploring language, perspective, frame of reference, the mental health continuum and explore how to identify and manage stress and appropriate coping strategies to help build resilience.
Our courses are accredited with MHFA England and a great foundation to build your confidence to spot the signs of someone either in early stages of mental illness or if someone is experiencing crisis through panic attacks or trauma, or talking of suicide, whether they are experiencing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, psychosis, we provide the knowledge to spot the signs and the confidence to know what to do and how to support an individual towards hope and recovery.
Since 2019 we have trained over 500 business leaders and staff to become mental health first aid and mental health champions in a face to face setting. We have supported IT/Tech/Data/Telecoms, Public Sector, MOD, Creative Agencies, Private Practitioners, Aviation and Professional Services.
Since the onset of COVID 19 we have transferred our courses online for all business and eduction sectors keeping it interactive, engaging and a safe learning environment. We are now supporting young people age 8-18 in educational settings. Dedicated to helping parents teachers and carers, see our website My White Dog Youth
Very good amazing facilitation of the group. This led to lots of honest sharing of opinions and experiences. Paula brought a lot of engaging activities and kept it relevant to everyday life. An amazing 2 days, thank you.
Yes it was a an intense 2 days but I feel we came together well as a team, the diversity I thought was great and I really enjoyed meeting and working with you all. Paula was a great enabler.
Professional, well designed course that has expanded my knowledge. Paula is an excellent instructor who kept the pace and tone of the course in perfect harmony.
Excellent and Informative course, very well presented, thank you.
Paula's personality and expedition background have equipped her with the key ingredients to not only get the job done, but to do it in a way that leaves a person touched by something intangible. An incredibly inspirational and lovely person to work with.
Best course I have been on, fantastic delivery from Paula and Gail. Not only do I feel like I’ve learnt a lot to help others also for myself, so thank you…
"Extremely helpful, and useful. Both instructors were lovely enthusiastic, engaging, caring and mindful. Made me feel very comfortable. I learned loads and will be putting it into practice. Well worth the 2 days."
Fantastic Course! Instructors were amazing, approachable, non-judgemental, very knowledgeable. Will be recommending to everyone!