Jo Altoft

Stress Management & Mental Health First Aid Trainer


Jo has over 22 years experience working in Mental Health

Experience: Jo has a background in careers guidance where she supported people with mental ill-health to develop a meaningful occupation. She has been a qualified Mental First Aid Instructor for the past 14 years and has experience delivering training to a range of individuals and organisations including, nursing, police, fire brigade, housing and social services.

Sectors: Jo has a keen interest in workplace mental health. She has worked with companies within the financial sector and manufacturing. Jo has also worked in Public Health from within the NHS and Local Authority. This included working with businesses to manage stress in the workplace, commissioners to provide services and community stakeholders to manage their services.

Specific interests: Jo has also trained as a Integrative Counsellor and works clinically alongside her training deliver. She is particularly interested in developmental psychology, neuroscience and the impact upon the human ability to relate.

Course Feedback: Jo has been described by delegate as

“very knowledgeable” – Mental health at work: Managers Delegate 2019

“Engaging good participation without being intrusive” - Mental health at work: Managers Delegate 2019

Top tips for managing stress: Jo really encourages people to allow adequate time for good self-care and also to practise compassion to self and others in order to manage stress levels.

Why Altruist? Jo enjoys working for Altruist because she believer their bespoke training courses are the most effective way to manage mental health at work. Further, she admires their pioneering nature. Altruist were one of the first organisations to focus themselves on workplace mental health, and as a result they have invaluable experience in providing effective training to organisations.

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