We are proud to provide flexible, practical and valuable training that is tailored to meet your needs. We know that one size doesn't fit all when it comes to learning and for that reason we consult with you before undertaking any sessions. We want you to gain the most from your time with us so that any learning has the biggest impact and long term effect.
At Mental Health Building Blocks we aim to reduce the stigma of mental health, improve skills and knowledge and empower people to make a positive difference to those around them.
My name is Jay and I am a practicing Registered Mental Health Nurse and CBT Therapist. I have a wide range of experience across the field of mental health and wellbeing industry, including work within the NHS, private and voluntary sector with both young people and adults. My current role in the NHS involves working in primary and secondary schools to upskill staff and deliver resilience workshops to young people.
I am passionate about early intervention and prevention; believing that given the right knowledge, skills and confidence any individual can help keep those around them safe whilst reducing the stigma associated with mental health. My approach to teaching is learner focused, always ensuring that individuals are given the time and space to explore and understand the topic whilst providing continued support. I place a particular emphasis on the importance of safe learning spaces, especially when discussing potentially challenging topics.
Outside of my professional life I volunteer for Scouting, which has given me key insights into the role of the voluntary sector both across the UK and Europe. I also hold qualifications as a Mountain Leader and Climbing Instructor. I am an advocate of the benefits extracurricular activities, strongly believing that outdoor experiences and adventure can have a positive impact on resilience and mental health.
I established Mental Health Building Blocks as a way of providing high quality training that both upskills and increases the confidence of participants. As well as myself, there are a number of trained professionals, from a variety of backgrounds that support on the Mental Health First Aid and bespoke courses.