"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!
"All managers thoroughly enjoyed this course"
The course was interactive, enjoyable and informative. It was a very good starting point to a vast subject and helpful to get managers to think along the right lines and share useful techniques and best practice. An ideal balance of presentation, activities and discussion, I would recommend this course to other businesses who would like to up-skill managers to spot the early signs of stress and have the confidence to start that important conversation with employees.
"I cannot recommend this course highly enough. An excellent service."
I represent the overall H&S concerns of Acivico. We have a large and varied workforce, with daily challenges and deadlines that can lead to stressful situations. I contacted Altruist Enterprises to undertake Mental Health First Aid Training for 10 of our managers, myself included, with a view to improving awareness and increasing our capability to proactively identify, monitor and address mental health concerns throughout our organisation.
The MHFA course as provided by Altruist Enterprises was excellent. It took 10 sceptical minds and made them into Mental Health ambassadors. Every single attendee of the course approached me separately after the training and thanked me and voiced how interesting, revealing and relevant the course was.
We now have 10 ‘Mental Health First Aiders’ within the organisation who are implementing new management systems, through lessons learned and having a major influence on improving our Health, Safety and Wellbeing culture. I cannot recommend this course highly enough. I can state, without fear of contradiction that genuine, tangible lessons were learned. An excellent service.
"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.