Sharon has over 16 years’ experience working with mental health across a variety of sectors.
Experience: Sharon has 16 years’ experience working in mental health including 7 years’ experience delivering mental health first aid to a range of audiences at all stages in their careers, including Directors.
Sectors: Sharon has specific experience working with mental health across public, private and voluntary sectors. She has worked with adult social care, counselling and health care including GP’s and Nurses. She has also worked with local authorities. This varied workload has given her a great understanding of how many different facets there are to mental health.
Specific interests: Sharon supports mental health initiatives within the workplace and is also an active member of Walsall’s suicide prevention board. She has specific interest around the connection between a healthy mind and body, and believes in looking after yourself physically as well as mentally. She is passionate about exercise and its link to general well-being.
Course Feedback: Feedback from Sharon’s courses is always excellent or very good. A recent testimonial from one of Sharon’s courses is
"Excellent Course, Expertly delivered, Highly recommended" - MHFA delegate 2019
“One of the best courses I have attended” - MHFA delegate 2018
Top tips for managing stress: Sharon recommends taking time out for yourself. Doing something you enjoy that is purely for you, and stepping back from daily pressures to enjoy that activity without guilt.
Why Altruist? Sharon chooses to work for Altruist because of the company’s ethos is puts individuals at the heart of their work. “Altruist are about making sure that people are happy and satisfied with the service they have received. The passion and enthusiasm of all staff members genuinely make Altruist a lovely company to work for, and with.”