Who are mind//shift? 

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


All of our trainers can deliver a range of Mental Health First Aid courses including the Mental Health Aware, MHFA Refresher and Mental Health Aware courses. 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.  

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.   Good mental health is important wherever you live and work - and our trainers are happy to travel to wherever you need us! Some of our courses are also available as online webinars. 

The team

Colin Beesting
Chris Lewis
Lisa Jepson

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

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.

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.

Dr Nikki McKenzie
Mark Smith

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.

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.

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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