Who are mind//shift? 

mind//shift is one of the UK's friendliest providers of Mental Health First Aid and wellbeing training.


We offer a range of Mental Health First Aid courses including the Adult Mental Health First Aid course, MHFA Refresher and Mental Health Aware courses, to both individuals and organisations. If you'd like a trainer to come to your organisation to train your people then get in touch.  We also deliver courses online, so we can support your team, wherever they are working.  

As a small organisation with minimal overheads, we are able to subsidise our course places, meaning our costs are often lower than other organisations offering the same course. This widens participation with no impact on the quality of what we do.  In fact, our learners are always very positive about our training. 

Our trainers come from across the country, and from a range of different backgrounds, each bringing their unique experience to work with your team.   We've delivered training in the UK's major cities, from London to Leeds and Manchester to Birmingham as well as online.   Good mental health is important wherever you live and work - and our trainers are happy to travel to wherever you need us. 

The team

Colin Beesting

Colin previously worked as a senior communications professional in the media and arts sectors.  He now combines this with projects in  NHS communications andchange management.

Ian Hines

As well a being a logistics manager for a national scaffolding company, Ian is an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, specialising in addiction. He is passionate about mental wellbeing in construction and other industries.

Chris Lewis

Chris comes from an emergency services background, having served for 30 years in the police. She is passionate about early intervention with mental health issues.

Dr Nikki McKenzie

Nikki has a PhD in Criminology and works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England.  Previously she has worked as both a registered nurse and midwife in the NHS.

Lisa Jepson

Lisa is a teacher, leader and coach with over 20 years of experience. She brings this experience to the Mind//Shift team, to support mental health in school settings along with a wider offer from Touchstone Training.

Mark Smith

Mark is a clinical trainer in the NHS and has worked in mental health for over 25 years. He is passionate about recovery, challenging sigma and promoting wellbeing at work.

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