Having Lisa Whittleton on site supporting colleagues to train in mental health first aid has been an invaluable support for us here at Orbit. Our wellbeing strategy aims to create and maintain an environment that supports and improves the wellbeing of our diverse workforce. We have carefully selected mental health first aiders who have now been trained to raise awareness of those issues, manage one to one conversations effectively in a confidential space and actively participate in wellbeing campaigns across the organisation. We have built a passionate and knowledgeable team with the help of Lisa’s training and feedback suggests it has been a fundamental course to improve mental health issues in the workplace. We have also scheduled training with Lisa in delivering line management specific training within this area over the next six months, which allows our heads of service and middle managers to gain clarity on approaching colleagues and discussing issues professionally.

Raveena Bains
Orbit Group

Hi Lisa, just want to give a small piece of feedback from the course – had an opportunity to use ALGEE already today when someone on site arrived at work full of anxiety, dug a little deeper with the ALGEE method and discovered all sorts of things going on and someone definitely in need of help and attention over the coming months. So, thank you for the very effective and helpful training that you and Ceri delivered. The work you do is great and I thank God for dedicated people like you both. (Adult Mental Health First Aid delegate, December 2017)

Mental Health First Aider, Morgan Sindall

In my personal opinion, Lisa demonstrated a depth of knowledge in her subject, and delivered her material very professionally. She engaged her audience, providing the right balance between training and discussion. Lisa skilfully adapted her content to the time available to deliver taster sessions that were universally well-received (December 2017)

Paul Wright
Head of Finance, Phillips 66

We have found Lisa has provided our employees with a fantastic training experience on the topics of mental health and disability awareness. All employees who have attended her sessions have highly recommended her courses and find her engaging and highly knowledgeable on the training topic. Thank you.

Kaljinder Thind
People Services, DHL

I have procured the services of Lisa Whittleton from Illuminate VR to provide training on managing long term health conditions and resilience as part of the support training programme we offer to businesses working towards the Workplace Wellbeing Charter Award. The feedback received from delegates was very good and I intend to run a follow on session from this. Lisa is very knowledgeable in her subject area and presented well using different delivery methods, which included group work, visual images, presentation and different media forms making the session interactive for the delegates. She provided an in depth overview of the content proposal beforehand and delivered what was expected.

What was the best bit of the resilience session? Great to take time out to consider and reflect on myself, my own practice and to apply it to work; a real eye-opener; I can recognise common thinking traps; The knowledge of the trainer; better understanding of what resilience is and how to cope and improve it.

Sharon Lindop
Workplace Wellbeing Charter, Coventry City Council

I attended Lisa’s Disability Awareness Course and found it to be one of the best courses I have attended over many years. What could have been quite a routine session was actually quite vibrant and interactive, and got all participants involved at various points throughout the day. Where historically we tend to box just a couple of headings into the ‘disability’ bracket, Lisa’s session opened up the whole area, and participants realised how aware we need to be in spotting signs and signals, and what we can do to assist colleagues in these instances. This course would be of huge benefit to managers at all levels as it really opens up and explains what we should look out for, understanding subtle differences and more importantly the risks to colleagues and the business if we do not see the signs – or worse still, ignore the signs.

Joe Connolly
Distribution Centre Manager, DHL

Just wanted to say a very heartfelt thank you for all your help with the past months. With your help I have regained my confidence and am back to my old self…with some improvements.

Access to Work Mental Health Support Service client

Lisa delivered training for our whole company to increase awareness and skills relating to mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Lisa was professional and engaging throughout, and the content and discussion was pitched at just the right breadth and depth. I would thoroughly recommend Lisa for training.

Tom Oakley
Director, Springboard Pro

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