Hi, my name is Jonny. I have been a Firefighter for 12 years and a physical first aid trainer for 8. 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 freinds to suicide, I am passionate about both reducing mental health stigma and delivering quality training.
From this simple ideas, my company was born.
I have in the past struggled with my own battles involving mental ill health. Something I am honest and open about and I hope my experiences help bring the training to life.
I am also an active Clinical Psychotherapist. I work within an agency that deals with 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.
Jonny giving his personal experiences was brilliant! It really challenged my preconceptions.
North West Ambulance Service
Jonny delivered the 1 day course to all our managers and the 2 day to dedicated first aiders. You could hear a pin drop in the room whenever Jonny spoke. It was the first time colleagues have openly shared their own mental health experiences and it has created and environment where others feel safe to do the same.
Red Eye International
There was nothing 'anxious' about this fireman during the fantastic delivery of MHFA training to my colleagues at the DLG. The training was delivered effortlessly with patience, great knowledge and experience. I would highly recommend Jonny
Direct Line Group
I found the course truly enlightening. I would recommend anyone to take the opportunity to meet Jonny who presented the course.
Whittle Programmed Maintenance
Down to earth with lived experience. The ability to engage and empathise with learners made the day both enjoyable and worthwhile. Thank you!