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General Information


Corporate Training

How is your team’s wellbeing? One in four of your team will have some form of mental illness in their lifetime and the majority will experience low mental wellbeing. We know this damages your operation in terms of sickness, productivity, retention and morale.

Why should you care? Wellbeing is fast becoming a great opportunity for companies to increase employee productivity, engagement and make you a preferred employer for new recruits. Investing in the wellbeing of your team will drive your business forward, if you take care of your people they will engage with your company and your customers. No less than 30% of employees leave their job because of poor wellbeing in the work place.

We want to help you. Springfield Mind is a charity that promotes positive mental wellbeing in Warwickshire & Worcestershire. We are there for adults suffering from low mood and mental health distress to live free of stigma and discriminations and to achieve their personal mental wellbeing.

How can we help? One of the services that we offer is training sessions on mental wellbeing in the workplace. Having delivered the course to many employers, managers and team members, the course is a great starting point for you to become a mindful employer of choice. Using engaging trainers with skills such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Occupational Psychology we create a positive learning experience for team members and managers alike. Of course as a Charity we can provide this course to you at a cost that does not have any shareholder profit built in. Our motivation is that if we perform proactive work with your team at this stage it will stop issues developing into severe illness that develop complex needs and require greater resource to fix.

Would you like us to contact you to talk about how we can help? Click here.


General Training

We also provide general training:

  • General mental health awareness
  • General mental health awareness for young people
  • Understanding anxiety and stress
  • Mindfulness
  • Five ways to wellbeing

Springfield Mind are also happy to discuss any other training requirements you may need around mental health and wellbeing and can deliver bespoke sessions. To download our training brochure, click hereor to download the Mental Health First Aid specific brochure, click here.


The individual programmes offerered are listed in the menu above



Our Trainers


Hannah is a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. (BSc Hons Pgdip CBT). She has over 14 years’ experience of working within the NHS and private sector within mental health. She has also been a guest lecturer for the Improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) and the Masters Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) course at Chester University.

Alongside her training role with Springfield Mind, Hannah works in an adolescent inpatient unit for people suffering with eating disorders and also successfully runs a private outpatients clinic where she sees both adults and adolescents with a wide range of problems.

Hannah is an enthusiastic and engaging trainer who helps to generate an inquisitive nature into mental health.


Lisa has a background in Occupational Psychology and works within the field of Vocational Rehabilitation where she case managed hundreds of individuals with a variety of physical and mental health conditions. Through this experience she has developed a practical approach to her training, providing managers and employees with tools and techniques to directly apply in the workplace to manage their mental health. 

Lisa is a Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) and has the Level 3 Award in Education & training as well as being a TAP.Certified training practitioner. She has developed and delivered mental wellbeing training for a wide range of public and private sector organisations including DHL Supply Chain, Highways Agency, Cabinet Office, M&S and Santander. She is passionate about promoting improved mental wellbeing and works with local businesses and charities to grow awareness in this area.  


Sarah Parkinson is a wellbeing practitioner with Springfield Mind. She delivers training on the Moodmaster courses, as well as designing and delivering training to make ideas in psychology more accessible to people experiencing emotional distress. Her background is in Management Training and People Development working with large organisations to help them get the best from their employees. Now she prefers to work with individuals to help them overcome their problems and lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. She finds it hugely satisfying to see people develop the skills that they need to solve their problems and recover their former selves, and enjoys watching them go from strength to strength. Sarah went to the University of Loughborough where she studied Economics.


Brendah has experience as a general nurse, midwife and psychiatric Nurse in the UK and abroad. She set up training and support for carers and bereavement support for children in South Africa. She supervised, mentored and wrote materials for workers in the field of mental health and bereavement as well as teaching methods of support for children's groups. 

She has a BA (Hons) in Psychology; MA in Antidiscrimination Communication in Training, developing a Training Package on Bereavement based on equality principles that can be applied to all training. Brendah trained for 5 years on an MSc in Transactional Analysis and had a Psychotherapy practice in North London and South Africa. She is also a teacher and has a PGCE. 

Brendah is also trained as a Mental Health First Aid Approved Instructor, training Public Health and Community Groups in Mental Health First Aid in the West Midlands. She also has a Diploma in Mindfulness and also in Compassion. 

As a pastime she writes stories for children who are Young Carers and addresses issues of coping with emotional problems especially feelings experienced during bereavement .