Nutrition for good mental health

Providing education and guidance around nutrition to support the needs of your workplace

As a society we don’t talk about menopause enough. Especially not at work.

But things are changing… and at AV Wellbeing we believe this can’t come soon enough. Because, let’s face it, 50% of us will experience menopause at some point in our lives and, even if we’re not directly affected ourselves, our friends, family members and colleagues will be.

We offer a range of training and support, from a half-day comprehensive overview of all things menopause-related, to bitesize sessions on specific topics such as nutrition and health.

All of our courses are accredited by the Menopause Experts group and are perfect for those wanting to gain knowledge and skills to support themselves or others.

Corporate Drop In Sessions

Our gut is our second brain… there is an intricate relationship between our gut and our brain. Our gut microbiome can impact on our neurotransmitters, our behaviour and our workplace performance.

Our associate nutritionist, Krista offers corporate drop in sessions for your employees over the course of a half or full day.

The sessions include:

A completed health questionnaire before the consultation by the employees

30 minute consultation with our nutritional therapist

Employees would then receive dietary, lifestyle, blood test and supplement advice based on their symptoms and goals

The gut programme (1:1 support)

Following the consultations your employees may choose to hop over to our ongoing programmes to support them to boost their wellbeing.

We are offer a 6 month programme with Krista, our associate registered nutritionist to improve gut health and in turn enhance mental wellbeing.

The science behind the connection between our gut and brain is ever growing. The feedback loop between these two systems is primitive and our gut microbiome can impact significantly on our mood, stress levels and even our thinking patterns. In fact, our gut produces 95% of the serotonin in your body. Serotonin is one of ‘happy hormones’ and when it is diminished within our gut this can have a negative impact on our brain health.

Our physical and mental health can be viewed as separate entities, however, for optimum brain and physiological health we must support them simultaneously. Our programme aims to support optimal overall health. 

A 6 month programme where focus will be on addressing the root cause of any issues, why you have your symptoms and how we can use nutrition, supplements and lifestyle to support your health.  

The programme includes:

1 x initial consultation where we review your symptoms, goals and health timeline

9 follow up appointments

Supplement recommendations

10% off supplements

Regular check ins to keep you on track of achieving your goals

Access to practice better with a chat function and food journal so you can receive regular feedback on your dietary choices

Recipe idea’s

Functional testing interpretation

Support and accountability

Health and the Menopause

The chance to study the reproductive system, hormones and the impact they can have on everyday life.

The session focuses not just on oestrogen and progesterone but the other hormones that also play a crucial part at this time of life.

It will also focus on ways to alleviate symptoms, exploring the different types of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) as well as natural alternatives, and the impact of looking after your health and wellbeing.

The sessions are designed to provide a safe space for open discussion, with a chance for people to share their own experiences if they feel comfortable.

You’ll leave armed with all the information you need to have open, productive conversations about the menopause, whether that’s with friends, family, colleagues or health professionals.

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Food and the Menopause

An in-depth look at nutrition and the menopause.

The session explores how stress, hormones and the menopause are all impacted by the food we eat.

You’ll learn more about what good nutrition looks like and how to eat a ‘menopause friendly’ diet – with recipes provided.

There’ll be an introduction to phytoestrogens and the foods that contain them, as well as information on midlife weight gain and how to manage it.

The session also explores the different supplements that may help with menopausal symptoms, exploring the benefits and the risks, enabling you to make informed decisions.

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Psychology and the Menopause

The menopause can have a huge impact not just on physical health but also on your emotional health.

This session will focus on the psychological impact of hormones, exploring the chemical changes that are happening in the brain.

From anxiety and depression to sleep deprivation and loss of self-confidence, participants will begin to understand why they feel the way they do and be able to share their experiences with others.

You’ll learn how to menopause-proof relationships and explore self-help methods like mindfulness and thought-balancing. There’ll also be information on who to reach out to for further professional help if needed and how to broach these conversations.

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“Amy’s ability to approach difficult topics is incredible. She makes the training really professional and finds ways to interact with everyone.”

MHFA 2-day course attendee

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As with all our courses, participants will get free access to our AV I WELL.HUB, our growing community for everyone that has accessed our training or consultancy services. This includes:

FREE access to monthly calls with an expert, talking about all things mental health.

FREE access to our resources that are updated monthly.

FREE access to our forum where members of our HUB post and share more resources.

She struggled with her own gut health for many years, with over-the-counter medicines failing to provide any relief, so decided to take matters into her own hands, completing a three-year diploma in Nutritional Therapy.

She now works with people struggling with their own gut health, hormonal imbalances and chronic disease, taking a full-body approach to their health.

She delivers our Cultivating a Healthy Gut for Good Mental Health programme.

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Her background is in mental health and wellbeing having worked in a range of settings including businesses, the NHS and charities.

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.

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Her vast experience in business – working as a management consultant for companies like KPMG before setting up her own consultancy practice – has seen her designing and delivering practical interventions to companies from varying sectors.

She developed her own model for employee engagement that has seen fantastic success in the corporate world.
Sue has an MA in HRM/MCIPD and is a BPS registered Behaviour Assessor.

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