Expertise

Our founder, Al Chester, has worked both nationally and internationally to specialise in supporting employee wellbeing across businesses of all shapes and sizes and to help create mentally healthy workplaces.

What’s more, Great Minds at Work only deliver accredited Mental Health First Aid training, approved by Mental Health First Aid England.

Our courses range from half a day, to two days, and can be undertaken virtually or in a workplace setting. We work with small groups and are sensitive and understanding towards employees for whom mental health may be a difficult subject.

Only together can we understand one another and spot warning signs, tackle stigmas and let great minds work.

Our Courses Can

  • Address what we mean by Mental Health, outlining triggers, symptoms and the impact of mental ill-health on individuals as well as on the workplace.
  • Address and debunk stigmas, myths, and prejudices
  • Better understand and address conditions such as depression, including its symptoms, risk factors and its impact in the workplace, plus showcase treatment and resources
  • Better understand and address conditions such as Anxiety, and anxiety disorders, including their symptoms, treatments and resources such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Create actionable Crisis First Aid plans which safeguard the mental wellbeing of employees and employers should they experience a traumatic event
  • Train employees in skills such as non-judgmental listening, providing a safe environment for those suffering with mental ill-health to just talk.
  • Train employees in First Aid for suicidal crises, as well as First Aid for depression, anxiety and psychosis
  • Better understand and address mental health conditions such as psychosis, personality disorders like Schizophrenia and Bipolar, as well as eating disorders and self harm. This includes early warning signs, resources, treatment, and actionable First Aid prevention plans.
  • Teach individuals the importance of self-care, using natural resources such as good eating habits, good sleeping routines and exercise
  • Provide recovery and rebuilding resources
  • Actively create MHFA Action Plans and frameworks throughout the workplace
  • Transform unhealthy workplaces into healthy workplaces

Why Mental Health First Aid?

Quality

Our courses are delivered by qualified Mental Health First Aid instructors who have completed the Instructor Training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health

Safety

We provide a safe, inclusive learning environment and are trained to support people throughout the whole course

Evidence

Our courses are written by experts, grounded in research, and tested by people with lived experience of mental ill health. Research and evaluation shows that Mental Health First Aid courses make a lasting difference in people’s knowledge and confidence around mental health

Globally Recognised

Join the community of over 2.6 million people around the world who have trained in Mental Health First Aid