Our Mission

  • To empower organisations and individuals to more effectively manage mental health and disability within the workplace.
  • To promote better awareness of mental wellbeing so that managers can effectively support staff to increase satisfaction, engagement and productivity, and to reduce absenteeism and staff turnover.
  • To be professional, personable and passionate in all that we do so as to reach a wide range of organisations UK wide and help to reduce stigma and discrimination.
Lisa Whittleton

Lisa Whittleton

Director, Illuminate VR Services Ltd

I am passionate about promoting wellbeing within organisations and ensuring the employees feel able to work to their potential, alongside supporting organisations to better manage their absence costs. If you have any further questions after viewing the website or would like to talk about any of the services offered please do get in touch.

Our Director’s Qualifications

Mental health is a topic which is getting more and more media attention, and there is always new research being published which I love to keep on top of. It is important for my skills and knowledge to be current to ensure I provide the most up to date techniques and services to our clients.

Also, being CPD accredited means our courses are constantly updated and monitored to ensure they meet high standards.

  • Certified Everything DiSC Facilitator
  • TAP.Cert – Certificate in Training Delivery
  • MSc Occupational Psychology, University of Sheffield
  • Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) through the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR)
  • BSc Psychology, University of Leicester
  • Accredited to complete Dyslexia Vocational Evaluations (Dyslexia Foundation)
  • Level 3 Award in Education & Training (formerly PTLLS)
  • Psychometric test user (A & B) in personality and ability testing
  • Member of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
  • Member of the British Psychological Society

Lisa Whittleton

Non-Executive Director, Mission Remission

Mission Remission is a Community Interest Company (CIC) which supports life after cancer. The website and forum offers an interactive platform for cancer survivors that shares experiences, signposts to relevant services, and advises on practical strategies that help. Through peer support and direct access to research & support services, Mission Remission aims to make cancer survival less isolating and more empowering, focusing on the positive message that you can feel better after cancer.

I became a non-exec Director in September 2017 as I am keen to help the company to reach more people through networking, and also to assist and advise on moving back into work after cancer.

More About Lisa

I have had an interest in mental health and the psychology of the mind since long before University, quite possibly shaped by personal experiences growing up with close family / friends affected by mental ill health.

I set up Illuminate in November 2013 as I recognised through my experience as a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant and Trainer, that there is still a stigma surrounding mental health and disability and I am passionate about promoting awareness and sharing best practice in how to effectively support others.

Yes, this comes from a duty of care perspective and a hope that one day physical health and mental health will be viewed equally; but also I clearly see the financial gains for organisations who recognise the importance of early interventions, and preventative measures to keep their staff in work, happy and more productive.

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I thoroughly enjoy building relationships with all my clients to understand their support needs; whether that be assisting a manager to have the confidence to speak to a member of their team about their mental health, promoting climates which encourage openness and disclosure, or empowering individuals to overcome complex barriers to sustaining work.

Some of the companies which have been invaluable in getting me where I am today include DWP, Help for Heroes, and Remploy. I am really pleased to be a preferred training provider for DHL Supply Chain, as of November 2014, and the Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist for UK wide company, Audley Care as of August 2017.

Outside of work I am also a true people person. I love socialising, networking and spending time with my friends, my partner, my family (and my mad cat).

Please do get in touch if you have any queries – I am always happy to help 🙂


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