Karen delivered a bespoke Mental Health Awareness and Understanding Training to approximately 150 staff who are responsible for taking Police emergency and non emergency calls for service. Karen’s training style is engaging and made people feel comfortable especially as discussing sensitive subjects such as depression , self harm and suicide. I would have no hesitation in recommending Karen or using her services again.
I requested the training due to the increasing number of employees being referred to OH for stress related issues. I met Karen at a business forum for the Healthy Workplace Award where she gave a presentation. Her relaxed and professional manner was very impressive as was her ability to present emotive and sensitive information in an accessible and clear manner.
I have attended a few of Karen’s training sessions on Mental Health. Karen is a warm, engaging speaker, who captivates the audience with a nice blend of humour, facts, and personal experience. Despite some of the topic areas such as suicide being difficult topics to discuss, Karen creates an atmosphere where people are comfortable not only listening to the issues, but being confident enough to discuss them in front of others as well. I really enjoyed the sessions I attended as did my colleagues and would have no hesitation in recommending Karen.
Sgt Emma Fox
Karen is a highly professional trainer. Karen’s vibrant personality along with her extensive knowledge base captures the full engagement of delegates throughout her training sessions. In the past 24 months that Karen has been into Aspire Academy Trust she has consistently displayed enthusiasm and commitment to her role.
NHS Kernow has an important role in promoting mental wellbeing in its staff. Staff attending the training gave very positive feedback, leaving with ideas and tips for resolving problems, building resilience and coping with change. Karen was warm, friendly and approachable. She inspired staff to be open and honest and to feel confident to talk about particular issues of concern. I would recommend any employer wishing to show consideration for the mental wellbeing of their staff to make such training part of their education programme.
Karen was a fabulous presenter, she was a great speaker and made the topic relevant and easy to relate to through an engaging and informative presentation, with just the right amount of humour to make it uplifting and enjoyable. Would definitely recommend and hope to be able to hear her speak more in the future. Thank you.
Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise CIC
I have had the pleasure of training alongside Karen on many occasions. These are her main skills and personal qualities that combine to make her such an accomplished Trainer & Consultant:
We asked Karen to deliver a training session on Mental Health & Well Being to our management team as we are committed to the NHS “Be Healthy At Work Programme” for our 60 strong staff.
Karen’s session was professional and friendly; she gave us practical and effective techniques for recognising and responding to spikes in stress and anxiety.
The course certainly made us more aware of how our daily workload and pressures our staff are under can impact on an individual persons delivery, happiness and well-being.
Would recommend this course without reservation.
Cornwall Music Service Trust