What I Offer…

Established in 2015 to spread the word about mental health first aid and related issues the courses we offer at Mental Health First Aid Training teach the language, skills and knowledge to appropriately address mental health in the work place, at home, socially and in your community. First aid is just that, we do not diagnose nor counsel, we are not therapists.

The most common mental health issues are stress, anxiety and depression. Statistics show that one in four people will experience a mental health problem in the course of a year.

Mental ill health is the third biggest cause of absenteeism in the work place. What about the cost of presenteeism? The estimated overall cost (of mental health problems) to UK business is now £30.3 billion a year – equivalent to £1206 per employee (that’s every member of your staff, not just the affected ones).

As the cost of mental health in the workplace increases the need to know and understand more about the issues also increases. This is where we come in.

By becoming a mental health first aider you can work proactively in the work place assisting those in need to get help whilst enabling them to keep working. For many people, including executives being able to keep working becomes part of the recovery process, with the spin off of less cost to the business (as would result if they were signed off for several months).






Why I’m good at what I do…

They​ (whoever "they" are), say that women are good multi-taskers. I wear three hats in every day business. I am a Mental Health First Aid instructor with a goal to increase mental health literacy and decrease the stigma and discrimination associated with mental ill-health by getting people talking about it, one by one. For courses contact me - sue.mhfa@gmail.com

Establishing The Hampshire Project combines all the skills and abilities I learned and refined in a career in sales in the chemical industry - people, organisation, management and leadership. Mostly working in SME's the organisations have ranged from start ups to growth challenges, catastrophic economic conditions (in Zimbabwe) and a shut down. Combining these skills with a broad range of life experience in Africa and the UK, a people focus, a personal appreciation of the challenges faced by new business start ups and a knowledge of parenting issues gained from setting up the Zimbabwe ADHD Support Group (whilst working full time) I have a wide base of experience to draw from.

My third hat is being the founder of The Waterside Ladies Supper Club on Facebook. Created for friendship, food and fun we have craft groups, book clubs, walking groups, a quiz team, a darts team and two groups meeting weekly for a cuppa and monthly for other functions (usually involving eateries!). If you live near the Southampton Waterside (Eling to Calshot and Lepe) look us up on Facebook or contact me.
I am married to Roger and mother of two now grown up children. Having lived and worked in Africa for many years I have a cosmopolitan outlook whilst focussing locally.
You can find me at https://mhfatraining.wordpress.com/ on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, Twitter (@salhayward103) and my company too, The Hampshire Project - www.HampshireProject.co.uk, Facebook and @hantsproject on Twitter. I look forward to connecting with you.

What I do

  • Mental Health First Aid Instructor
  • Counselling & Mental Health
  • Business Advice Coaching and Training
  • Business Coaching and Consultancy
  • Training First Aid and Health & Safety

My Stats

Last online 2nd Aug 2018
Member since 9th Feb 2016
Number of testimonials 0
Meetings attended 82
4N ranking 157210 in the UK

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