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Hannah

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

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.  

Paul

Paul qualified in 2017 as a Mental Health First Aid Trainer following study at the University of Nottingham. A passionate advocate of mental health generally and in the work place. Paul brings insightful lived experience and acts for his local Mind as an Expert by Experience ad as a champion for community relations. Paul has been succesful in initiating a new approach to Peer Support within existing services, as well as taking a supportive role in quality assurance. Where Springfield Mind achieved the Charity Commissions highest accolade. Paul is on the National Mind Quality Assurance steering group, and also the Mind service users group.

Brendah

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 .