The strength of our team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
We value people.
We are a value driven business providing corporate businesses a holistic approach to workplace Mental Health
At AV | WELLBEING our mental health and wellbeing team are very passionate about providing businesses the knowledge and skills to support workplace mental 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 company requires different levels of support and guidance.
Amy is AV | WELLBEING’s owner. She has 14 years experience working in Mental Health services, where she has worked directly with individuals with a variety of mental health needs including anxiety, depression and enduring mental illness.
When working in healthcare, alongside direct clinical work, Amy developed training packages for teams in a. variety of topics. These training packages included ‘ Supporting people with Autism’, ‘understanding learning disabilities’, ‘personal and professional boundaries at work’ and ‘risk assessment’. Amy also 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 created AV | WELLBEING. She continued to run workshops for healthcare providers and then choose to branch out to corporate business. This following an evident need for more mental health support in the workplace. Amy wanted 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 is also a Mental Health First Aid instructor, and a Menopause Expert and her main aim is to make sure that people are promoting change in their business. Therefore, she has developed an approach to Mental Health in the workplace that will equip employers and managers with the tools to promote cultural change, where mental health becomes destimagtised and companies can obtain healthy, compassionate, resilient and more productive workplaces.
Sue is our associate business psychologist, she has an MA in HRM/MCIPD and is a BPS registered Behaviour Assessor. She worked for NatWest for many years and for KPMG as a management consultant. Fifteen years ago set up SJC Consulting London Ltd. She has worked with small to large companies across various sectors, designing and delivering practical interventions relating to the psychological contract at work.
Sue, alongside Amy heads up employee engagement for AV | WELLBEING. Sue developed a model for employee engagement that has seen fantastic success in the corporate world. Since joining the team Sue has enhanced her model integrating wellness. She is passionate about data and that’s why she is an amazing addition to the team. We all love stats!
Kate is our associate Youth Mental Health First instructor. Kate’s background is in mental health and wellbeing having worked in a range of settings including businesses, the NHS and charities. She is very passionate about raising awareness of mental health and delivers a variety of courses as an associate trainer for several organisations including Rethink. Kate has lived experience of mental illness and previously worked as a Peer Supporter for the NHS before joining a local company delivering sport and wellbeing session in schools where she spent many years before becoming a freelance trainer. Kate has been a qualified Mental Health First Aid instructor since 2014 and has trained up many people over the years in the Youth courses. She is also trained in the Adult and Higher Education Mental Health First Aid courses and supports Amy with the adult courses.
Krista is our associate nutritional therapist. She delivers our ‘cultivating a healthy gut for good mental health‘ program. Krista became a nutritional therapist after her own personal struggles with gut health. She tried many over the counter medications and random diets, but her symptoms only became worse and even new symptoms started to appear such as acne and anxiety. She decided to take matters into her own hands, which lead her to discover how nutrition can have such a huge impact on our health and wellbeing.
Krista has completed a 3-year diploma in Nutritional therapy. She now works 1:1 with people struggling with their own gut health, hormonal imbalances, and chronic diseases. Nutritional therapy works by taking a full body approach to your health, so if you are someone who struggles with IBS, she wont just look at your gut health but investigate other areas of your body such as energy levels, any hormonal imbalances and current lifestyle habits which could be mediating your symptoms. It’s so important to remember that we are all unique so what may work for one person, may not work for another. Krista always has this thought in my mind when seeing clients, so she can investigate thoroughly what is going to help them heal.
Krista also delivers talks and training for groups of people online and in person.
Kaye is our marketing and administrative assistant. She is passionate about helping improve mental health in workplaces, but also in their personal lives so Kaye shares hints and tips, blogs and other information about what is happening at AV | WELLBEING on our social accounts and via our newsletters.
Kaye’s objective is to educate people about mental health and wellbeing and how they can overcome challenges.