4 Mental Health Ltd
4 MENTAL HEALTH
Riverside Business Park,
Tel: +44 (0)203 637 9191
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- 2022 International Trade
Mental health and emotional wellbeing training provider, 4 Mental Health, is delighted to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2022.
4 Mental Health provides bite-sized, compassion focused mental health training courses and free online self-help resources. Its mental health training, delivered under the program name ‘Connecting with People’, is geared to meet the needs of clinical, community and corporate settings via a range of cost-effective delivery modalities: face-2-face, webinar, e-Learning and Train-the-Trainer. All training materials are peer-reviewed and reflect the latest evidence-based principles.
The company is one of the founding organisations to achieve independent QIP Accreditation in Australia. This being the first ever national accreditation program for suicide prevention, with standards and criteria defined by Suicide Prevention Australia.
During the past two years, 4 Mental Health has demonstrated exceptional agility, innovation and adaptability in the face of many pandemic-related challenges. New training delivery modalities, including large-scale conferences, have been developed to support international growth, particularly their training expansion across Australia.
Overseas training now constitutes 43% of company activity. Most new clients, both UK and overseas, learn of 4 Mental Health’s modular ‘Connecting with People’ training courses via word of mouth recommendations from other organisations and/or individuals who have previously experienced the training.
A whole-community approach
4 Mental Health’s staff numbers have significantly increased over the past three-year period to support the increased demand for training deliveries. Blended home and office-based working, contributes to staff wellbeing and offers the company greater flexibility.
The company’s highly skilled trainers bring a wealth of significant professional experience, and essential insight, to ensure continued relevance to the sector. Likewise, the inter-linking of modules underpins a consistent, whole-community approach to emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention.
Professor Stephen Platt, Emeritus Professor of Health Policy Research, 4 Mental Health’s Expert Reference Group (ERG) Lead, says: “I am continually impressed by the extraordinary care and diligence taken to ensure their training is evidence-informed, accessible, culturally sensitive, outcome-focused and infused with values of compassion and respect.
Their commitment to co-production with people with lived experience is widely recognised and the organisation has strong governance procedures and a lean and agile organisational structure, permitting timely response to requests for help and support.”
Alison Beech, Managing Director, adds: “We’re a passionate organisation, united by a desire to make a difference to people in distress and those supporting them. Our diverse and supportive UK client base provided a robust foundation from which to develop and expand our training footprint overseas. We’re honoured to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, recognising the commitment and dedication of all our staff and trainers, and the wonderful support of our expert reference group.”
4 Mental Health has also developed two free online resources, co-funded by NHS England and developed in collaboration with their international ERG…
The website www.stayingsafe.net is a potentially life-saving website to help people stay safer from thoughts of self-harm or suicide. It was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in both the 2020 BMJ (British Medical Journal) Awards and the international 2020 ‘This Can Happen’ mental health and wellbeing business awards.
The website www.wellbeingandcoping.net offers practical, calming, and compassionate advice to anyone struggling emotionally and/or wanting support in managing their wellbeing.
Training Director Dr Peter Ilves The Conwy-based 4 Mental Health team Company Directors Alison Beech, Bob Mann and Dr Alys Cole-King