Hi, my name is Jonny. I have been a Firefighter for 12 years and a qualified instructor (EAT) for 10 years. I am now a Mental Health First Aid England approved trainer.
After personal and professional experiences of mental ill health in the form of rescues involving those in crises and losses of friends to suicide, I am passionate about both reducing mental health stigma and delivering quality training.
I have and continue to struggled with my own battles involving mental ill health. Mostly in the form of anxiety, something I am honest and open about and I hope my experiences help bring the training to life.
I also worked to develop and build the well-being team within my Fire and Rescue Service, something I gained many experiences from.
I am a father, a husband, a line manager, a 999 responder and a mental health professional. I bring pragmatism, reality and honesty to my teaching. I do not bring false hope or ill informed practice.
I am also an active Clinical Psychotherapist aside from my 999 work. I work within an agency that offers therapy to young adults who are suffering with mental distress and disorders. I work using the Person Centered model, which translates well to the MHFA training.
I have been fully trained by MHFA England. The only recognised mental health first aid provider in the UK and worldwide. I am fully insured and my courses are carried out in a relaxed, safe and supportive manner.