Mental Health Training Courses

How Can KPG’s Training Team Help Me?

Whether you are an individual or a business, we can provide you with the right tools and coping strategies, helping to promote positive mental wellbeing and recovery.

Our friendly qualified Trainers are committed to delivering high quality, evidence-based training to help break the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health.

You will always be welcomed with an approachable friendly face in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Our Training

We offer a wide range of training courses, workshops and taster sessions which will help you to understand mental ill health, identifying what steps you should take to support others as well as yourself.

Our courses can be bespoke and tailored to meet your specific needs or requirements and our team are flexible and will work with you on your preferred dates, times and durations.

Subject to Government restrictions we can arrange face to face and online training.

Meet Our Trainers

Faye Brecknock – Training Services Manager          

Faye has a wealth of experience in Mental Health Education and HR Learning and Development. Faye holds an MA in Dramatherapy, Award in Education, Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring and is an Approved Mental Health First Aid Instructor. This has enabled her to work with organisations upskilling managers, support staff and service users to become ‘mental health aware’ and challenge stigma around mental ill health. 

Faye said: “Mental health and physical health are equal, and it is my personal and professional goal to end disparity between the two. Creating awareness is a good first step, however I want to empower people to feel confident to start the conversation around mental health and support each other.”

Lisa Hartland – Psycho-Education Trainer

Lisa has worked in Education since 2000. She holds a teaching ‘Certificate in Further Education’, TDLB Assessors Award, an NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service and is an Approved Mental Health First Aid Instructor. In addition to working as a Personal Tutor and Lecturer in Further Education Colleges, she has also been a Trainer in Mentoring within the Criminal Justice system. This has given her a wide range of knowledge and experience in meeting and working with a diverse range of people; providing support, mentoring, and helping people to achieve their own personal goals.

Lisa said: “Every one of us is individual and unique in our own way. My vision is to help people focus on their positive aspects so I can provide guidance to help them develop.”

Melanie Griffin – Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention Coordinator

Having been bereaved personally by suicide, Melanie has spent the last 10 years working to support those thinking of and those bereaved by suicide.

As well as supporting individuals, Melanie also works with a number of partners across the UK to improve both National and Regional suicide strategies. She is one of around 7,000 worldwide ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training by LivingWorks) trainers.
Melanie is currently working with other organisations and charities, to help improve their suicide safety plans and build staff confidence around suicide.

Claire Hull – Clinical Lead

Since Claire’s education in Forensic Psychology and Counselling she has dedicated her career to supporting individuals with their mental health.

Claire has a wealth of experience working as a counsellor with both children and adults and also as a bereavement counsellor. She is also a mentor to people who require support to improve their quality of life, wellbeing, and mental health.

Claire is a counselling tutor and trainer teaching ‘person-centred’ counselling and psychotherapy.’ As part of her role as Clinical Lead at Kaleidoscope she also supervises and mentors many students on placements, supporting their journey to becoming qualified counsellors.

She offers accredited courses in: Understanding Mental Health, Understanding Greif loss and Bereavement, Working with voices and visions, Being Self-aware and self-care, Self-compassion and mindfulness courses.

Covid-19 Update 

Please note: Due to the current national restrictions all our Live mental health courses have been moved to a virtual offering until further notice. 

“The anxiety and depression taster session delivered by Faye from Kaleidoscope was fantastic and extremely beneficial for everyone present. Her interactive style made the hour a very engaging, informative and beneficial learning experience for everyone.”