"I am delighted to see Katie leading the way"
Katie has done a superb job in getting to this stage of the Edge Challenge. This competition really demonstrates the talent young people have, not just in thinking up new ideas and products, but in following them through and creating viable businesses. At the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, we work hard to instil these entrepreneurial attributes in our students and I am delighted to see Katie leading the way.
"An excellent course!"
The Strategic Enabling Team (SET) recently took part in the Mental Health First Aid Half Day course, delivered by Altruist Enterprises. The course provided a very helpful overview of mental health and highlighted key topics such as how to approach someone, signposting and how both managers and employees can cope in a pressurised working environment. Content was relevant and enjoyable and delivered in a professional and sensitive manner by the instructor. Toolkits and supporting booklets will certainly be a useful reference point. An excellent course!
"I have no doubt that those who attended will now be well equipped to deliver the Mental Health at Work course to our managers effectively"
We have had the pleasure of working with Altruist Enterprises over the past 12 months. The company has supported our implementation of Paragon’s employee mental health well-being commitment. This included the delivery of the Mental Health at Work Train - the trainer programme to colleagues in the HR and Learning and Development functions. All that attended the training found it to be engaging, interactive and extremely beneficial. Time with the Altruist trainers was invaluable as they were both happy to explore topics in detail and provide helpful insights. The useful content, workbooks and exercises provided essential information and enabled delegates to reflect on their learning. The assessed task gave delegates the opportunity to ‘try things out’ and receive feedback to develop further. I have no doubt that those who attended will now be well equipped to deliver the Mental Health at Work course to our managers effectively.
"The course was expertly delivered with lots of time for discussion and also in an informal and enjoyable nature"
The full day managers mental health training was very insightful. Not only did we learn more about different mental health conditions but also how to identify signs and symptoms in colleagues. Additionally we discussed how we could bring up the conversation of mental health in colleagues and then also put this into practice and tested our listening skills. The course was expertly delivered with lots of time for discussion and also in an informal and enjoyable nature.
"All our pupils (and they were not the easiest bunch to keep engaged!!) were engaged for the whole session"
I just want to say that the mental health sessions went extremely well and all our pupils (and they were not the easiest bunch to keep engaged!!) were engaged for the whole session, in particular, when Jasmine told her story, you could hear a pin drop! I spoke to the pupils after the session I sat in on and all of them thought it was worthwhile. Thank you to Stuart and Jasmine for delivering such an engaging session.