Experience has taught us that when it comes to mental health and wellbeing, it can never be a ‘one size fits all’ approach. We are all different and we all experience change from one day to the next. Recent times have certainly taught us that! Until we take the time to connect with each other, to listen and empathise, we can’t truly understand where problems exist. These are the values that guide everything we do at Start Within.
Start Within was founded on lived experience of mental health struggles and that’s exactly what empowers us! To keep reaching out and providing support to those that might be feeling the same. Time spent investing in our people is never wasted.
Our personal, discussion-based training has touched almost every industry out there, with employees working in tech, retail, fashion, law, finance, defence, logistics and construction all benefiting from the Start Within approach!
We have seen how tough the pandemic has been for so many, but it has given us the opportunity to prove beyond doubt that open, honest discussion and a sense of community is absolutely integral to employee wellbeing. Our expert trainers will guide your team, regardless of position or role, through bespoke sessions that get to the heart of where your challenges lie, before providing tangible self-care resources to take away and enjoy!
Instructor and Vocational Assessor with a diverse background in training and development. Mental Health First Aid Instructor qualified. Outside of work, Mike is a mental health volunteer, bookworm and football fan.
Experienced employee communications consultant and trainee counsellor, Abbey is skilled in engagement strategy and embedding wellbeing initiatives. In her spare time Abbey is a mental health volunteer and a keen hiker.
"Workplace culture and employee experience makes all the difference! I’ve heard such positive feedback from so many people. It's the little moments which create the workplace environment that so many people love."
"Our team thoroughly enjoyed the two day MHFA training. It was well paced and we found it extremely informative, enjoyable and above all valuable! We are all putting some of the techniques we learned into practice.”