Value Driven and results focused

Background

Karen Hird - Future Focus Wellbeing

I’m a qualified teacher, Mental Health Trainer and stress management coach who has always been interested in the human mind and it’s potential.

My background combines 20 years’ experience in business development, training and coaching. I’ve helped to develop many SME’s and their people across the UK in the psychology of sales, communication and motivation. As someone living with two chronic health conditions I’ve learnt a lot along the way, and am privileged to have spent seven years supporting others living with mental or physical health conditions to access work through my mental wellbeing courses.

With Future Focus Wellbeing I bring strong values with a unique commercial and personal perspective to mental health in the workplace.

Philosophy

I believe companies that inspire a culture of wellness and create a positive working environment where people are valued, will ultimately thrive as a result. Hopefully you’ll agree, as working in partnership together yields the best results. Mental health awareness doesn’t have to be complicated either, which is why I strive to be cost effective, with compliance simplified and wraparound support offered.

Aims

To positively impact on mental health in the workplace and help organisations to thrive through raising awareness, risk assessing and self-management.

To promote equality and understanding that mental health should have parity with physical health.

To reduce stigmatisation by encouraging conversations about mental health, increasing understanding of own and others mental wellbeing and how to access support.

Approach

Proactive – Focusing on proactive prevention as well as management of mental health with joined-up accountability creates better outcomes.

Proven – All training and coaching uses evidence based methodologies and encompasses the latest HSE guidance. In addition I am heavily regulated by ProTrainings, quality assured and my ethics are governed by several professional bodies.

Practical –Mental health literacy is a tool for change, but lasting change is driven by applying practical skills and strategies.

Training and professional development

Certificate in Teaching it the Lifelong Learning Sector (CertEd) Level 5 

Mental Health in the Workplace Instructor Diploma Level 3 

Mental Health in the Workplace Diploma level 3 

Train the Trainer Certificate Level 4

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Practitioner Diploma Level 4

Stress Management in the Workplace Diploma Level 3

Advanced Psychology Diploma Level 4  

Equality and Diversity Certificate Level 2 (CDP)

Safeguarding Adults Certificate (CPD)

Diabetes Awareness (CPD)

Memberships

What My Clients Say About Me

''Karen is the most incredible asset to have she believes in her clients and extends her expertise, enthusiasm and passion 100%. I felt very pleased with what she has achieved for my company and would not hesitate in using her skills again.''
Ian Speed
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