Mental Health North West

October News

Wellness Walks secures funding for another two years! We’re super pleased to be able to say our program of walks in West Cumbria hasn’t just secured funding for the next two years – we’re now able to expand it – we’ll be launching a new Wellness Walk program of events in the Workington/Whitehaven area early […]

New Course – First Aid for Youth Mental Health

We’re launching a new course – specifically aimed at those who work with young people. A lot of people reading this will know this is a course close to my heart – with over 20 years experience as a specialist foster carer I know just how important having someone able to spot the signs that […]

Distance Learning & Web-based Course details

We’re now delivering some of our First Aid for Mental Health (FA4MH) courses via a mixture of home learning, webinar & support – they’re the same great OfQual regulated courses – delivered differently for these different times! This post details how the courses will run as an over view – and then has specific guidance […]

We’ve become a CIC

We’ve big news – Mental Health North West has become a Community Interest Company. When I first started delivering courses under the name Mental Health North West the aim was simple – to get help for mental health issues as much recognition as it needs – to help people have the skills to help someone […]

Choosing a First Aid for Mental Health course

Our top tips on what to look for if you’re choosing a First Aid for Mental Health course   I wrote a post similar to this many years ago about selecting a First Aid Instructor – but several years into delivering First Aid for Mental Health courses I’ve come to realise that it’s even more important […]

Meeting & walking with a stranger

I recently offered some free supported walks for people struggling during lockdown – the response was huge. Now for me this is relatively easy – its kinda what I’ve done for a living for over a decade – but a lot of lovely people reached out to ask how they could do the same. Which […]

Get Outside to boost your Mental Health

updated for lockdown! Study after study shows that time spent outdoors is not only beneficial for our physical health but is also great for our Mental Health – a double win! The interesting thing about most of this research is that it’s not big dramatic challenges like scaling a mountain or running a marathon that […]

What is Walk and Talk therapy?

“Walk & Talk?” what’s that all about then…. One of the questions I get asked most often by friends, existing and prospective clients. I do A LOT of walking – and sometimes I’ll do a lot of talking if I’m leading an engagement or training session. But increasingly over the last few years I’ve started […]