ABOUT US

The strength of our team is each individual member.  The strength of each member is the team.

Phil Jackson

We value people.
 

We are a value driven company providing Mental Health First Aid (as accredited by Mental Health England), Resilience and Mental Health Awareness training.

At AV|WELLBEING LTD we are very passionate about providing individuals and businesses knowledge and skills to support people with mental ill health.

We have an objective of creating healthier, more compassionate and more productive workplaces. We are responsive to the needs of all of our clients and understand that each individual/company require different levels of support and guidance.

Alongside training, we support the development of policies and procedures to encompass Mental Health First Aid and wellbeing in the workplace. We also offer ongoing support following our training to help businesses engage with staff in a compassionate, effective and evidence based way.

Amy

Amy is AV Wellbeing’s owner and principal trainer. She has 12 years experience working in Mental Health services (both in the community and in in-patient services). She has worked directly with individuals with a variety of mental health needs including anxiety, depression, enduring mental illness and personality disorders.

Alongside direct clinical work, Amy has developed training packages in such as, Autism, learning disabilities, boundaries and risk assessment. Amy developed and evaluated the ‘building our resilience’ programme and presented the outcomes at the division of Forensic psychology conference in 2018. This followed a year long evaluation of the training course and the positive impact it had on the knowledge and skills of the delegates. She ran the training for a variety of professionals including doctors, nurses, psychologists and occupational therapists in hospitals around the country.

Due to Amy’s enjoyment and passion delivering training she set up AV Wellbeing. Continuing to run workshops for healthcare providers and then choosing to branch out to corporate business. This following an evident need for mental health support in the workplace. Amy wants to ensure that businesses are provided with the toolkits and guidance to be able to support employees in a compassionate and non- judgemental way.

Amy became a Mental Health First Aid instructor in 2018 and her main aim is to make sure that people are promoting change in their business in addition to attending this valuable training. Therefore, she has developed an approach to Mental Health in the workplace that will equip employers and managers the tools to promote cultural change, where mental health becomes destimagtised and companies can obtain healthy, compassionate, resilient and more productive workplaces.

Karen

Karen is a guest trainer with AV Wellbeing. She is a Welfare & Safeguarding Officer for a charity called Racing Welfare. This role has gained her many years of experience with Mental Health issues, engaging with people from the age of 16 through to retirement and their later years.

She is a qualified counsellor and uses her skills to help deliver the Mental Health First Aid course around the county. She has a warm and friendly approach and although Mental Health issues are a serious subject, she aims for the delegates on the Mental Health First Aid courses to enjoy the journey and learning experience.

Deanne

Deanne’s background is largely in Operations Management and HR Management.  She has an L7 Postgraduate in Strategic Management, a L7 Diploma in Strategic HR Management and is currently studying for a L4 Diploma in Counselling. She has significant experience in people management and her interest in mental health was sparked not only seeing family and friends struggle, but also staff in workplaces with prolonged sickness absence, which had significant impact on their lives and could have been prevented or better managed with early intervention and appropriate signposting
 
She has worked as a volunteer counsellor for Childline and is currently working as an associate trainer for other organisations in addition to running her own in house and public training courses.
 
She is passionate about raising awareness and reducing stigma, to enable mental illness to be understood and treated appropriately and we are happy to have her supporting us in delivering high quality training.